Counterfeiting is big business and has now spread into areas like Industrial, Automotive, Defense and Aerospace which can carry serious health and safety implications. iTrace Technologies patented marking solution can be applied to almost any material, including stainless steel, plastics, aluminum, and polished metals. Virtually any sub-assembly part can be marked, even screw heads and rivets down to 100 microns to provide ultimate security and enable a low-cost method for authentication.