The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Stamping Knife Blades the Right Way

Posted by Matt Martin

Rustick Knives, in Fayettesville, NC, is run by Jack Stottlemire, a disabled veteran and small business owner.  He is committed to creating the absolute best combat knives for our brave servicemen and women.  He is a retired Army Special Operations Sergeant Major who spent many years serving his country in special operations so he knows what make a knife unique and effective.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamp Holders, Hand Stamps, Marking Hammers

Steel Stamps and Holders Explained

Posted by Matt Martin

Metal stamps and dies are some of the best steel marking tools available. One of the greatest advantages of metal marking stamps is their versatility. Press style steel stamps can be used for impact marking machines, punch presses, press brakes, and other machines. 

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Hand Stamp Holders

Hevi-Bevl Steel Hand Stamps and the Right Hammer Choice

Posted by Matt Martin

Sharrow Lifting Products manufactures and sells a full line of lifting slings, rigging equipment, tie-down equipment, and other specialty lifting devices. They need a rugged direct part marking method to permanently imprint a model number and other part identification information on the metal components of their products. When their old hand stamps started to chip and pieces were flying off the stamp when hit they knew they needed to find a better solution fast.

Thad Miller, Sharrow Lifting Products Safety Director, recently ordered a Durable Technologies  number set of 3/8" hevi-bevl steel handstamps along with a Safety First handstamp holder. They had some trouble with the first holder chipping (the anvil area that you strike with a hammer) when he was using a hammer from another supplier. Once they started using the Durable Technologies two pound OE hammer all of the problems went away.

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Topics: Marking Tools and Supplies, Hand Stamp Holders, Hand Stamps, Hevi-Bevl Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Quality Inspection Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Used in a variety of industries, inspection stamps are important for quality control. Quality inspection stamps need to produce a clear, legible mark and, in some instances, the mark they make needs to be permanent.

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Topics: Hand Stamp Holders, Hand Stamps, Handheld Marking, Marking Hammers, Inspection Stamps

Stamps for Knives at Heartwood Forge

Posted by Matt Martin

Heartwood Forge is a knife making shop located in the low hills outside of Athens, Georgia. They design and hand make knives from high-performing reclaimed carbon steel and wood. Toughness and hardness are designed into the blade-perfect steel that they recycle from the lumber industry. These qualities make for a great knife but also complicate the makers mark process.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamp Holders, Hand Stamps, Marking Hammers, Testimonial

Wisconsin Hand Stamps Seals for Weights to Make them Official

Posted by Matt Martin

States create weights and measures standards so that businesses and consumers can ensure that the things they are creating and buying are measured accurately and consistently.  The Wisconsin Department of Weights and Measures is required to permanently mark a lead seal for each cast iron weight they produce.  This seal is the last step in the verification and authentication process and permanently marks the seal and weight with the state initials and year.  This seal ensures that no one can tamper with the weight and the seal is the last thing done to broadcast to the world that this is an accurate and official weight from the state of WI.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamp Holders, Hand Stamps, Marking Hammers, Testimonial

How to Hand Stamp Metal

Posted by Matt Martin

One of our most popular part marking solutions are steel hand stamps and we've dedicated a number of posts recently to discussing the various kinds of hand stamps that we manufacture. 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.

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Topics: Hand Stamp Holders, Hand Stamps, Handheld Marking, Marking Hammers, Steel

Durable Mecco Hand Stamps and Safety Holders Save Pain and Money

Posted by Matt Martin

Amy Bruecks of City Carbonic Sales & Service in Oklahoma City, OK had a problem - the hand stamps used to mark compressed gas cylinders were not only costing them money but were causing injuries to the employees using them.  "We were tired of having employees hurt and needed to find a supplier that made a product that could mark the cylinders as per the regulations without causing injuries to our employees.' states Ms. Bruecks.
 
City Carbonic re-qualifies and re-fills compressed gas cylinders for a variety of industries including fire departments, welding, SCUBA, paint ball, medical and aviation.   The cylinders are made of steel or aluminum and must be marked each time they are requalified as required by 49 CFR-180.  The cylinders are marked along the tapered crown section so that the user can easily identify when the cylinder was re-qualified.

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Topics: Hand Stamp Holders, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Industrial Part Marking Drives Quality

Posted by Matt Martin

*This article appears in the July 2010 issue of Marking Industry Magazine

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Laser Marking, Steel Stamps and Dies, Impact Presses, Dot Peen Marking, Hand Stamp Holders, Hand Stamps, Manual Press, Durable Mecco

Make an Impact with Durable Presses

Posted by Matt Martin

Value Added Engineering Impacts Product Marking, Productivity And Plant Safety

Most companies have long relied on standard engineering practices to guide their engineers as they work on product and tooling designs. Recent trends indicate that engineering guidelines are no longer relegated to product and tooling functions. Now many companies and industries are expanding these engineering guidelines to include standards for product marking.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Impact Presses, Dot Peen Marking, Marking Tools and Supplies, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Hand Stamp Holders, Pneumatic Press, Hand Stamps, Manual Press, U-Model Press, Roll Marking Press, Numbering and Lettering Press, Heavy Duty Bench Marking Press, Intensifier Press

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