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Hot Stamping Polypropylene Parts at AFM Engineering

Posted by Matt Martin

AFM Engineering, located in Santa Ana, CA, specializes in refurbishing, rebuilding, and selling hot stamping and other manufacturing processing equipment.

When their long-time hot stamping steel die supplier no longer met their quality and professional requirements, they searched the market and found Durable Technologies.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Plastic, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons, Kingsley and Wire Marking Type, Testimonial

When Perfection is the Standard, Look for Durable Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

For 40 years, John Wilberg has been building and re-building classic German cars. His customers spend a lot of time and money on their cars - their 'babies' - and they require one simple thing of John: perfection.

Every part and every detail must be exactly as it was many decades ago when the original car was made. This standard of perfection extends all the way to the unique identification marks on each part.

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Topics: Automotive, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Different Types of Marking Tools

Posted by Matt Martin

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

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Topics: Marking Tools and Supplies

Permanent Marking on Metal

Posted by Matt Martin

Permanent marking on metal, whether stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, brass, or copper, presents a couple of unique challenges but can be accomplished in a number of ways.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Metal Fabrication, Marking Machines

Custom Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Custom hand stamps, as an affordable and long-lasting customization tool, have a long history of allowing makers from a huge variety of industries to make their mark.

Over the years, we’ve helped many companies, artisans, and makers customize hand stamps so that they can make the mark they want in the place they want to make it.

We thought it might be nice to show off some of these talented people and their amazing work.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamps, Hand Held Marking Tools

What is Hot Stamping?

Posted by Matt Martin

If you're looking to personalize your product by adding your name, monogram, or company logo, hot stamping is a tried and true direct part marking method.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Craftsman and Artisan, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

How to Use a Spring-Loaded Center Punch

Posted by Matt Martin

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

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Topics: Center Punch

The Ins and Outs of the Pneumatic Impact Press

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies' pneumatic impact presses are simple to set up, easy to operate, and offer excellent repeatability. They provide significant advantages in terms of control, safety, and reliability, and are low maintenance.

Pneumatic presses are best suited for higher-volume marking requirements. Your pneumatic press can be operated automatically using hand controls or manually by pulling the lever.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Impact Presses, Pneumatic Press

Custom Magnesium Hot Stamping Dies

Posted by Matt Martin

Vintage Editions is a specialty wood manufacturing company located in the foothills of North Carolina. They produce a variety of boxes, beer cases, trunks, cupboards, picture frames, fishing rod racks, chalkboards, benches, wine racks, tables, chairs, desks, and wooden bars.

Using sublimated artwork and embossed printing, they customize numerous promotional and personal items. Licensed products exhibiting Winchester and Remington logos are particularly popular. Military, fishing and other outdoor themes are also favorites.

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

Design Your Own Custom Metal Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Metal stamps made to order open up the world of customization for artisans and craftspeople who want to add their personal touch, leave their permanent signature, and customize their finished pieces. Designing your own metal stamp can seem like a daunting process, however, so we have made it easy!

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps

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