The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Using a Branding Iron: The 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Matt Martin

Branding irons, those iconic emblems of craftsmanship, hold a unique role in the world of marking materials. Picture a craftsman meticulously etching their mark onto a piece of fine timber or leather. This ancient practice goes beyond mere identification; it's about leaving an indelible signature, a stamp of quality and ownership.

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Topics: Branding Irons and Branding Dies

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

Hand Stamping Press

Posted by Matt Martin

Hand stamping presses are easy-to-use, low-maintenance marking solutions that can be found in a wide range of industries and settings.

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Topics: Impact Presses

Solving Part Identification Challenges

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies' customers continually push us to discover new and creative ways to address challenges in the process of identifying parts. Sometimes we can get down in the weeds and we need to pull back and look at the bigger picture and put direct part marking and part identification in the proper context.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking

Quick Guide to the Most Popular Marking Methods

Posted by Matt Martin

From low volume artisan shops to high volume industrial settings, direct part marking is used to add aesthetic touches, makers marks, required information, bar codes, and more to a wide variety of substrates. Because of the diversity of application specifications and needs, there are many marking methods to choose from. We break down some of the most popular marking methods below, from less complicated options that are ideal for low volume requirements to more industrial methods for high volume applications.

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Topics: Marking Tools and Supplies

How to Print Expiration Dates on Plastic

Posted by Matt Martin

There are many reasons to mark plastic, but with the increasing popularity of plastic packaging, for everything from milk to motor oil, it’s no surprise that the most common reason for marking plastic is to apply an expiration date to a food or beverage item.

So, what options do you have for printing expiration dates on plastic?

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Topics: Package Date Coding, JetStamp, Rubber Stamps, Industrial Inkjet Printers, Plastic

The Indelible Impact of Steel Hand Stamps: Forging a Mark of Precision

Posted by Matt Martin

In the world of craftsmanship and industry, precision and permanence are often paramount. When it comes to marking various materials, steel hand stamps have played a vital role for centuries.

These unassuming tools are capable of leaving an indelible mark on a wide range of surfaces, from metal to wood and even plastics. In this article, we will delve into the world of steel hand stamps, exploring their history, uses, and the enduring impact they make in various sectors.

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Topics: Hand Stamps

Assa Abloy: Making Their Mark in Architectural Door Accessories

Posted by Matt Martin

In the ever-evolving manufacturing world, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. We recently had the opportunity to speak with a key player in the architectural door accessories industry, who shared insights into their operations and innovations.

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Topics: Testimonial

The Evolution of Industrial Marking Solutions: From Hand Stamps to High-Tech Marking Systems

Posted by Matt Martin

In the world of manufacturing and industry, marking and identification play a crucial role. From tracking products throughout the supply chain to ensuring quality control, the ability to mark parts, products, and equipment efficiently and accurately has been a long-standing challenge.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Impact Presses, Dot Peen Marking, Hand Stamps, Industrial Labels

Roll Marking and Roll Marking Tools Explained

Posted by Matt Martin

What is Roll Marking?

Roll marking is a type of marking method that uses a roll die mounted on a roll marking press, engine lathe, turret lathe, or screw machine. The die form is circular and the machine applies pressure as the die is rolled over the marking surface. The die rotates on an axle/shaft and the face of the die rolls over the marking surface leaving a permanent impression.

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Topics: Roll Marking Press

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