The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Compatible Coding 3 Ways From Durable Tech

Posted by Matt Martin

From TTO flexible packaging to carton coding, Durable Technologies provides our customers with a one-stop solution for printing production dates, expiration dates, storage life, bar codes, and more.

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Topics: Ink Rolls, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Ink Jet Fluids

Hilti Marking Characters Steel Type

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies has been around a long time and one of our favorite types of portable stamping tools for industrial part marking is the powder actuated marking gun.

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Topics: OEM Type, Steel Type

How to Use a Spring-Loaded Center Punch

Posted by Matt Martin

A common hand held marking tool is an automatic spring-loaded center punch. This hand tool is used to produce a dimple, characters, or small symbols in a work piece made of metal, wood, or even some plastics.

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Topics: Center Punch

Hot Stamping Die Design

Posted by Matt Martin

No matter what your hot stamping or imprinting application, Durable Technologies designs, manufactures, and supplies an extensive array of hot stamp type and logo dies meant to deliver the highest quality direct part marking solution available. 

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Topics: Hot Stamping Type and Dies

Metal Stamping Dies For Wood

Posted by Matt Martin

Branding is a practical and economical way to permanently mark almost any material besides metal and glass. Wood is frequently branded to advertise a trademark, logo or manufacturer’s name or to “sign” or individualize a craftsman's work. Branding is also used to identify tools or equipment for personal or security purposes. Customized metal hot stamp dies are a great way to brand a variety of products.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Wood

Custom Steel Hand Stamps For Woodworking Tools

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies' two divisions have been in business for over 100 years combined but Union Manufacturing Company can top that. Originally founded in 1866, Union Manufacturing Company made its name as a Top-Tier foundry and machine shop for the New Britain Manufacturing Industry. Starting in 1899, Union added fine woodworking tools to its vast line of high-quality products through the acquisition of Derby Plane Company. These fine woodworking tools are their complete focus to this day.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Testimonial

What is a Hot Stamping Machine?

Posted by Matt Martin

Hot stamping or foil stamping is a printing method where metal hot stamp dies are transferred at high temperatures to the surface being marked. The process includes a hot stamping machine (or hot stamping press) and steel, brass, or magnesium type (interchangeable characters) or a solid logo die. Adding a hot stamping foil delivers a mark with color.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies

Steel Type Makes a Critical Mark at Pacific World Cosmetics

Posted by Matt Martin

Sometimes your customer puts you in a bind, delaying a project and then when approved, expects you to make up for all of the lost time spent awaiting their decision. Pacific World faced just this situation when required to add lot traceability to its products.

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Steel Type, Testimonial

Custom Metal Stamps for Leather

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies creates custom metal stamps for leather and many other materials. Our stamps can be made with simple or complex text, logos, and designs in sizes ranging from tiny steel hand stamps to mark jewelry to large hand stamps for marking steel slabs.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Leather

Different Types of Marking Tools

Posted by Matt Martin

Whether stamping a serial number or adding your own personal touchmark, there are many different types of marking tools available to meet any direct part marking requirement.

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Topics: Marking Tools and Supplies

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