The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Product Personalization Guide

Posted by Matt Martin

For small businesses, craftsmen, and artisans, direct part marking customization is an excellent way to differentiate their products.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking

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: Metal Fabrication, Direct Part Marking, Marking Machines

New Guide to Traditional Industrial Marking

Posted by Matt Martin

At Durable Technologies, we are proud of our broad industrial marking product line with 100+ years of application experience and expertise and our commitment to our customers' success.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking

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

Direct Part Marking Basics

Posted by Matt Martin

A direct part mark is a process used to permanently mark a part for identification, item level traceability, or for design or aesthetic purposes. Direct part marking is a versatile solution that spans many industries and applications, but using direct part marking in industrial applications continues to grow in importance and popularity.  

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Direct Part Marking, Laser Marking, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Industrial Stencils

Marking Boxes and Bags is Easier with Carton Coders

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies offers contact carton and case coders designed for marking on corrugated boxes, bag coding or web printing. Our roller coders are ideal for date coding, batch coding and product identification on both porous and non-porous substrates. Our carton coding system incorporates our interchangeable Pack-Mark® rubber ribbed type and Porelon® Ink Rolls to offer a reliable coding system that isn't reliant on a liquid ink reservoir and can be oriented in any position. They are available in two basic configurations - indexing (single print then reset) or non-indexing (continuous print.)

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Packaging Marking, Packaging, Direct Part Marking, Carton and Case Coders, Hand Held Coders, Tray Coders, Carton Coders, Non-Porous Coder

Industrial Stencils Let You Make a Reliable Mark

Posted by Matt Martin

Stencils aren't just for DIY political activists. If you need to make permanent marks, but aren't interested in embossing or other direct part marking methods, industrial stencils could be the solution you are looking for. Whether it's product identification, shipping information, or other info that requires an easy to read and permanent mark, stencils can help.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Marking Tools and Supplies, Industrial Stencils

Putting Your Laser Marking System to Work: Pet Tags

Posted by Matt Martin

Most people in the marking industry already know that laser marking systems are ideal for industrial applications and part marking, but there are a lot of other applications you can explore with your marking system.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Laser Marking

Marking Solutions Across Industries

Posted by Matt Martin

One of the things that makes marking technologies so exciting is the wide range of industries we can serve with our products. Each industry is unique and each company in that industry has unique challenges - but there are many common things that apply across industries and companies.  Material marked, equipment used, mark type required, cycle time requirements, manual versus automated marking, these are just a few of the questions everyone wanting to direct part mark an item needs to answer. To each industry we serve, however, Durable Technologies brings experience and passion for direct part marking.

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Topics: Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Direct Part Marking, Firearms, Jewelry

Which Direct Part Marking Method is Best for You?

Posted by Matt Martin

There are many different ways to direct mark a product or part. Each marking method has its own strengths and applications. Here are some examples of different direct part marking solutions offered by Durable Technologies:

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Laser Marking, Impact Presses, Dot Peen Marking, CNC Marking Tools, Marking Tools and Supplies, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

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