Technology

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With the DynamicMold technology the surface of a plastic part (produced by injection molding, thermo forming, blow molding, ..) is selectively altered to achieve a laterally varying optical contrast (a pattern) readable by industrial cameras, by smartphone or by eye. This is done by mold inserts with the patented built-in close to the surface micro-heater from matriq.

DynamicMold mold insets, like DM-date, are directly mounted in the mold (e.g. of an injection molding machine). A side mounted control unit is connected by single cables to all mold inserts within a mold. The control unit only needs a power supply and can handle the marking completely autonomously. This is achieved by smart monitoring of the molding/forming process by the integrated sensors in the mold inserts.

The marking data can either be transferred directly to the customer’s database via an industrial interface or stored locally for later retrieval.

In each molding or forming iteration the desired pattern is generated and applied to the part’s surface.

For Authenticity applications matriq has the possibility to deliver customer specific security structures from level 1 (visible by eye) to level 2 (visible by simple tools) to level 3 (hidden).

matiq’s digital date is a binary data format commonly used also for binary clocks. The year, month, day, hour, minute are represented by a binary number. matriq uses 5 bits for each component, enabling a value range of 0 – 31 each. Therefor the year is coded having additional 2000 in mind, meaning 23 means 2023. In case of being precise to below 1 hour, a two-minute information can be coded. E.g. binary 17 means Minute 34.

The Data Matrix code is an established two-dimensional code in the industry, often used to store a serial number, and is particularly suitable where space is limited.

It is a machine-readable code that can be read by practically all commercially available code-reader cameras.

Typical implementations are printing, laser, engraving or dot peen marking the code. This results in different optical contrast ratios, which can be read without problems under suitable lighting.

The DynamicMold technology produces a surface structure without color difference, which is also common for dot peen marking or engraving.

technology

With the DynamicMold technology the surface of a plastic part (produced by injection molding, thermo forming, blow molding, ..) is selectively altered to achieve a laterally varying optical contrast (a pattern) readable by industrial cameras, by smartphone or by eye. This is done by mold inserts with the patented built-in close to the surface micro-heater from matriq.

DynamicMold mold insets, like DM-date, are directly mounted in the mold (e.g. of an injection molding machine). A side mounted control unit is connected by single cables to all mold inserts within a mold. The control unit only needs a power supply and can handle the marking completely autonomously. This is achieved by smart monitoring of the molding/forming process by the integrated sensors in the mold inserts.

The marking data can either be transferred directly to the customer’s database via an industrial interface or stored locally for later retrieval.

In each molding or forming iteration the desired pattern is generated and applied to the part’s surface.

For Authenticity applications matriq has the possibility to deliver customer specific security structures from level 1 (visible by eye) to level 2 (visible by simple tools) to level 3 (hidden).

matiq’s digital date is a binary data format commonly used also for binary clocks. The year, month, day, hour, minute are represented by a binary number. matriq uses 5 bits for each component, enabling a value range of 0 – 31 each. Therefor the year is coded having additional 2000 in mind, meaning 23 means 2023. In case of being precise to below 1 hour, a two-minute information can be coded. E.g. binary 17 means Minute 34.

The Data Matrix code is an established two-dimensional code in the industry, often used to store a serial number, and is particularly suitable where space is limited.

It is a machine-readable code that can be read by practically all commercially available code-reader cameras.

Typical implementations are printing, laser, engraving or dot peen marking the code. This results in different optical contrast ratios, which can be read without problems under suitable lighting.

The DynamicMold technology produces a surface structure without color difference, which is also common for dot peen marking or engraving.