The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Letter Number Steel Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Our letter number series steel hand stamps offer users an ideal solution for directly marking static number sequences onto parts.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Hand Held Marking Tools

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

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

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

Custom Hand Stamp Applications

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 a lot of companies, artisans, and makers customize hand stamps so that they can make exactly the mark they want in exactly 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: Hand Stamps, Hand Held Marking Tools, Craftsman and Artisan

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 items 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, Hand Stamps, Steel Stamps and Dies

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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