Certified Manufacture Parts embedded RFID confirmation for insurance companies

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Erick Jones


RFID technology is being adopted in supply chain process among manufacturing companies all around the world [1]. The current application that is most used is barcode tags [1]. This application leads to slower production rate and more inefficient shipment operations as compared to using RFID tags on manufactured parts. This is because RFID tags do not require a direct line of sight, have longer ranges and can store more information [2]. Typically, when RFID technology is used today in manufacturing warehouses they are placed on the part. Another application of RFID tags can be embedding them into parts. One key factor of this application is the RFID tags are still readable when embedded into a polymer part. This study investigates the readability of a UHF Class 1 Gen 2 passive RFID tag when embedded into a polymer. This study found when a RFID tag is embedded into a polycarbonate material, the readability of the tag is affected.

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