Thursday, January 16, 2014

Trotec Attends the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs Gun Safety Conference

Gun Safety Conference at UN Headquarters 

On November 19th the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs held a conference for discussing the newest technologies for weapon marking and tracing. Governmental and military organizations, as well as reputable companies in the field of weapons technology and marking, were invited to the UN headquarters in New York to discuss recently developed gun safety technology.

Participants included representatives from the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Interpol, and Heckler & Koch, to name a few. The goal of this summit was to evaluate technologies and solutions for firearms coding and record-keeping.

Firearms Coding with Laser Technology 

Gernot Schrems, head of the application laboratory at Trotec's World Headquarters in Marchtrenk Austria, was given the opportunity to present the latest in laser technology for marking gun metal and plastics.

Gernot provided insight on Trotec's role in the advancement of the UID market as well as Trotec's cooperation with international firearm producers and governments for marking and tracing guns. The participants were especially interested in the high precision and quality of the permanent marking, which were discussed in the Q&A session.

Laser Marking Systems for Firearms Coding 

For marking metals and plastics Trotec provides a range of of fiber laser systems from OEM marking lasers to customizable marking stations. Check out our website for more information:


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