The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Knurled Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

We recently received a request to manufacture a custom-made steel stamp with a knurled finish. While we have produced similar stamps in the past (for both hand stamping and for use in a press), it is not a common request, but one that we can easily manage with our design and manufacturing process.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Handheld Marking, Hand Held Marking Tools

Serrated Character Hand Stamps For Cow Hides

Posted by Matt Martin

In the world of animal husbandry and hide processing, precision and permanence are critical. Serrated character hand stamps stand out among the tools at the disposal of ranchers, farmers, and leather craftsmen.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Leather

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

The Indelible Impact of Steel Hand Stamps: Forging a Mark of Precision

Posted by Matt Martin

In the world of craftsmanship and industry, precision and permanence are often paramount. When it comes to marking various materials, steel hand stamps have played a vital role for centuries.

These unassuming tools are capable of leaving an indelible mark on a wide range of surfaces, from metal to wood and even plastics. In this article, we will delve into the world of steel hand stamps, exploring their history, uses, and the enduring impact they make in various sectors.

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Topics: Hand Stamps

The Evolution of Industrial Marking Solutions: From Hand Stamps to High-Tech Marking Systems

Posted by Matt Martin

In the world of manufacturing and industry, marking and identification play a crucial role. From tracking products throughout the supply chain to ensuring quality control, the ability to mark parts, products, and equipment efficiently and accurately has been a long-standing challenge.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Impact Presses, Dot Peen Marking, Hand Stamps, Industrial Labels

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

The Versatility of Steel Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Steel hand stamps allow for years of customization and long-lasting tracking marks to be made in nearly any material.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Inspection Stamps

Custom Steel Hand Stamps For Rifles

Posted by Matt Martin

Allan Broughman owns Broughman Gun Shop in Covington, VA, and is a gun expert specializing in restoring guns and building custom rifles. For the last few years, Durable Technologies has been making custom steel hand stamps for him to mark his rifles.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

What's the Difference Between Embossing and Debossing?

Posted by Matt Martin

On more than a few occasions, we have been asked about custom metal embossing stamps, what they are, and how they are used.

In the world of direct part marking, there are a few misconceptions and misunderstandings that can creep up, often because industrial marking is a sphere that uses industry jargon that is not always well-known outside of the marking device industry.

The question “what is a metal embossing stamp?” is one of these areas of misconception and confusion.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Embossing Type

Making a Blacksmith Touchmark

Posted by Matt Martin

A blacksmith's touchmark is the final detail that pulls a project together. A touchmark identifies the artisan who created the item, allows the end user to see a glimpse of the personality of the item's creator, and is a way for a blacksmith to distinguish their work.

So how are blacksmith touchmarks made?

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

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