The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Custom Stamping Dies For Harsh Environments at GE Energy

Posted by Matt Martin

GE Energy in Auburn, ME produces custom electrical parts for circuit breakers and switchgear and is required to permanently mark many of these parts with customer logos, text, and part identification numbers.  These parts are often used in harsh environments so the marks need to be pretty robust. When GE Energy was having a problem with quality and service from their vendor they reached out to Durable Technologies.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Steel Stamps and Dies, Marking Tools and Supplies, Custom Engraving, Metal Fabrication, Testimonial

Custom Faceplates, Nameplates and ID Tags

Posted by Matt Martin

Throughout any given building, warehouse or structure there can be hundreds of custom faceplates. Ubiquitous, but often overlooked, face plates are used for any number of purposes. We commonly see face plates marked for use as model and serial number plates, warning and instructional plates, machines ID and gauge or button control plates.

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Topics: Nameplates and Signs, Custom Engraving, Marking Supplies

Toolex Uses Custom Engraved Parts for Aerospace Components

Posted by Matt Martin

Toolex, located in Addison, IL, is a full service precision job shop serving customers in a wide variety of industries. Toolex is over 9 years old and has 8 employees that create custom tools, fixtures, and automation equipment. Toolex will make custom parts in quantities from 1 to 1,000 and builds everything to their customer's exact specifications. Custom parts are made from metal or plastic with Toolex using extensive capabilities in CNC, welding, grinding, and other fabrication areas for part processing.

Toolex bid on and won a job with a large aerospace component manufacturer to build a part testing and inspection fixture. "This fixture is extremely complicated and required a very precise and complex engraved part. The engraved die from Durable was crucial to delivering this system and they are the only ones we know of that could have created the detail and accuracy required by the customer," says Ron Rogalla, Toolex owner and President.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Custom Engraving, Tools and Tooling, Aerospace, Testimonial

Durable Technologies: Specialized Marking and Identification Niches

Posted by Matt Martin

In their August edition, Marking Industry Magazine announced Durable Technologies as their Gold Manufacturer of the Year. In discussing Durable Technologies capabilities across multiple markets Marking Industry Magazine said, " The company’s capabilities can be divided into five major categories: marking tools and supplies, marking machines, custom engraving, package date coding and hot stamping. By capitalizing on the technology and locations of the various divisions within its corporate family, Durable Technologies handles everything from short-run jobs from one- person shops to large-volume manufacturing for Fortune 500 companies."

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Hot Stamping, Marking Tools and Supplies, company news, Custom Engraving

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