Traceability is often mentioned as one fundamental requirementto reach the vision of Industry 4.0, the next industrial revolution. Additive Manufacturing (AM) as a technology with high relevance in the scope of Industry 4.0 offers the potential to directly produce markings for traceability during the manufacturing process. Even industries that are not focusing on products with critical functionality can benefit of markings for quality management and liability exclusion. The identifiability of products is a valuable outcome. Markings can be understood as a kind of individualization of parts. As individualization does not increase production costs when using AM the only effort results from the integration of markings in the digital product data.