The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Custom Steel Hand Stamps for High-End Furniture

Posted by Matt Martin

Brandt Hewitt, founder and CEO of Hume, a San Francisco based furniture design and architectural fabrication studio, needed a custom metal stamp worthy of their high quality products. So he went to the one guy he could trust that would know where to find the best direct part marking manufacturer - his father Steve Hewitt, the director of the IMIA (International Marking and Identification Association). His father's recommendation? Durable Technologies.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Antique Tool Makers Mark Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Used to identify the manufacturer of the tool, tool makers mark's can be whimsical and ornate, no-nonsense and simple, or anything in-between.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps

Which Steel Hand Stamp is the Right Stamp for You?

Posted by Matt Martin

One of our most popular marking solutions is the hand stamp. Steel hand stamps are versatile and long lasting, made from a special grade of tool steel to resist spalling and mushrooming. Steel hand stamps also allow for a wide range of design options and can be custom made to satisfy almost any part marking requirement. If you've never used a hand stamp before, it can be hard at first to figure out how to choose the right stamp for your project.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Handheld Marking, Buttress Steep Stamps, 452 Style Font Steel Hand Stamps, Reverse Character Steel Hand Stamps, Hevi-Bevl Hand Stamps, Low Stress Dot Character Hand Stamps, Low Stress Full Character Hand Stamps, Border Steel Hand Stamps

Design Your Own Custom Metal Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Metal stamps 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’ve made it easy!

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps

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

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 Held Marking Tools, Hand Stamps

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

How Steel Hand Stamps Make Customization Affordable

Posted by Matt Martin

For many artisans, the ability to permanently mark their products is a balancing act of efficiency, quality, and affordability. There are many direct part marking methods available, but often times those marking solutions are out of the price range of artists, hobbyists, and small businesses. Steel hand stamps are often the ideal solution for customization, however, because the advantages of steel make hand stamps both durable and affordable while being endlessly customizable. So, even the smallest of operations can afford to customize their products with a maker’s mark, touchmark logo, or custom design.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps

Custom Makers Mark Stamps for Knives and Other Craft Metal Items

Posted by Matt Martin

As any parent of an 18-year-old boy knows, it is hard to find the right Christmas present for them. Katie Bradds in Nashville, TN came up with a unique gift idea for her son, Jackson, and the team at Durable Technologies helped make it happen.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Testimonial

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