The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Portable Marking Machine Options

Posted by Matt Martin

For applications where marking needs to be done in the field, or applications where a traditional marking machine isn’t feasible, there are a couple of portable marking machine options.

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Topics: Portable Marking, Portable Dot Peen, Portable Inkjet Printers

How to Select a Pneumatic Impact Press

Posted by Matt Martin

When selecting a pneumatic press, there are a few specifications that you should consider to ensure that you are selecting the correct press for your particular marking requirements. Of course, your supplier can help walk you through all of the options and features, but in general, the three main areas you will need to consider are the press model, the control package, and the marking dies.

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Topics: Pneumatic Press

Product Personalization Guide

Posted by Matt Martin

For small businesses, craftsmen, and artisans, direct part marking customization is an excellent way to differentiate their products.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking

Direct Part Marking Custom Ship Drive Shafts with C&C Metals

Posted by Matt Martin

C&C Metals, located in West Boylston, MA, had a problem. How would they direct part mark the end of a very expensive custom ship drive shaft and get it just right every time? The first thing they did was call the team at Durable Technologies.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Shank Stamp For Tall Pine Forge

Posted by Matt Martin

Jacob King is the owner of Tall Pine Forge in Holly Springs, North Carolina and specializes in forging 18th century colonial ironwork; a blacksmith from the old school. He knows that attention to detail makes all the difference when recreating a tool or piece like they did in the 18th century. That attention to detail is why he entrusted Durable Technologies with making his unique, custom touch mark for all his products.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

The Benefits of Using a Touchmark Stamp

Posted by Matt Martin

What is a Touchmark?

A touchmark is a small mark that is applied to a handmade product. Typically, blacksmiths use a touchmark as a way to identify or sign their products. Touchmarks allow the creator to add a personal touch to their work, identifies the creator of an individual piece, and is often one of the last things that is done before a piece is finished.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan

Custom Shank Stamps for Pneumatic Impact Press

Posted by Matt Martin

Ideal for high volume, repetitive indent marking applications, pneumatic impact presses utilize hand controls to operate the press which powerfully impacts the marking surface. When using the press for marking applications, the internal hammer forces a pneumatic press die into the marking surface.

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Topics: Impact Presses, Pneumatic Press

Making a Touchmark

Posted by Matt Martin

Steel stamps are an ideal tool for making a touchmark because they offer a long lasting, cost effective tool which can be easily customized. Adding a touchmark is often one of the last steps in the creation process, so it is critical that the mark is made correctly. Over the years we’ve helped many artisans and craftspeople make their unique touchmark, and we’ve created a step by step guide for making the perfect touchmark.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Hand Held Marking Tools

Hand Stamps Used as Welding Inspection Tools

Posted by Matt Martin

Recently, a large international firm specializing in welding inspections found Durable Technologies through an internet search and reached out to us about using hand stamps as welding inspection tools.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Marking Tools and Supplies, Hand Stamps, Inspection Symbol Steel Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year

Posted by Matt Martin

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