The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

When Perfection is the Standard, Look for Durable Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

For 40 years, John Wilberg has been building and re-building classic German cars. His customers spend a lot of time and money on their cars - their 'babies' - and they require one simple thing of John: perfection.

Every part and every detail must be exactly as it was many decades ago when the original car was made. This standard of perfection extends all the way to the unique identification marks on each part.

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Topics: Automotive, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Custom Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Custom hand stamps, as an affordable and long-lasting customization tool, have a long history of allowing makers from a huge variety of industries to make their mark.

Over the years, we’ve helped many companies, artisans, and makers customize hand stamps so that they can make the mark they want in the place they want to make it.

We thought it might be nice to show off some of these talented people and their amazing work.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamps, Hand Held Marking Tools

American Petroleum Institute Quality (APIQ) Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

For companies that have been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the API quality stamp is a mark of pride and a commitment to quality.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, APIQ Logo Steel 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

Custom Metal Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

From large stamps meant to leave maker's marks in metal to delicate hand stamps for jewelry creation, custom metal stamps come in all shapes and sizes.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps

Steel Touchmark Stamps for Creators, Blacksmiths, and Artists

Posted by Matt Martin

Touchmark stamps are used by creators, blacksmiths, and artists to add a small signature mark to their finished pieces. The touchmark functions as an identifier or signature that proudly proclaims the creator of the pieces. Steel touchmark stamps are ideal for creating this type of mark because they are durable - producing clear, crisp marks throughout their long service life.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Steel Stamps and Dies, Hand Stamps

Custom Metal 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: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

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

Custom Steel Hand Stamps For Woodworking Tools

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies' two divisions have been in business for over 100 years combined but Union Manufacturing Company can top that. Originally founded in 1866, Union Manufacturing Company made its name as a Top-Tier foundry and machine shop for the New Britain Manufacturing Industry. Starting in 1899, Union added fine woodworking tools to its vast line of high-quality products through the acquisition of Derby Plane Company. These fine woodworking tools are their complete focus to this day.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Custom Metal Stamps for Leather

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies creates custom metal stamps for leather and many other materials. Our stamps can be made with simple or complex text, logos, and designs in sizes ranging from tiny steel hand stamps to mark jewelry to large hand stamps for marking steel slabs.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Leather

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