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Q: Are you familiar with industries in Canada that require standards for UID? - Martin C. A: UID is an ISO standard (ISO 15459) so any industry could use it. For sure the Canadian Defense Industry would be the most likely candidate as many of their goods are exchanged with the U.S. who is the world’s... Read More
Q: We sometimes rework a GFE UID assembly from one part number to another. This occasionally creates a duplicate UID serial number situation for our PDM database and when registering to the BPN.GOV database. Do we have any options for re-serializing the assembly (changing the original UID)? - Jim F. A: The Unique Item Identifier (UII)... Read More
Q: Considering that I do not have any matched set parts that require 2D or machine readable marking at this moment, how do you think this would apply to human readable marking? For example, if I was to include both items, I would not format the marking as 97499SOCNMSET206-010-440-001 would I? - Joe H. A: There are... Read More
Q: Per MIL-STD-130N change 1, there is a requirement to add a "MSET" notation between the DAI and the PIN for matched set parts. However, when that matched set part is also a source controlled product requiring a "SOCN" notation, which one overrides the other? - Joe H. A: This question was a much more difficult... Read More
Q: What material and construct would you recommend for marking of ISO Containers? I have a number of shipping containers to mark which will be exposed to the full range of climatatic conditions from below freezing to desert heat. Also, what method of fixing would you recommend? - Nigel W. A: The identification and tracking of... Read More
Q: I work for an Army Research Laboratory. Do you have any guidance on how to prepare a surface for a UID label? I know it depends on the what type of coating is on the surface but do you have any general guidance? - Dianne M. A: Surface preparation is extremely important for proper label application... Read More
Q: Does IUID play a role in AS9100 certification? - Jim W. A: The added item level traceability and analysis of product quality is very supportive of executing both AS and ISO quality system standards. Specifically to your question on AS9100C and certification under that standard, there are 4 main sections containing paragraphs where IUID enhances an... Read More
Q: We have been awarded a government contract for a Coordinate Measuring Machine. The machine must have an IUID label. This is the first time we have seen this requirement and we are not familiar with the requirements. I have reviewed the DoD Guidelines for Uniquely Identifying Items but it's not clear concerning what data... Read More
Q: I know changes have been made to MIL-STD-130. What do I need to know about MIL-STD-130 Change 1? - John R. A: MIL-STD-130 N Change 1 was published by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on November 16, 2012. The full document can be found here: MIL-STD-130 N Change 1. Basically, the change makes specific references... Read More
Q: Would we still be compliant if these tags did not contain the CAGE code, part number, and serial number?
Q: In order to prepare for the new DFARS 252.211.7007 rewrite that covers non-serialized property, I would like to order some non-serial specific tags that just include a tag number, bar code, and the IUID code. Would we still be compliant if we applied these tags and they did not contain the CAGE code, part... Read More