The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

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

Fiber Laser Marking System: Zero Maintenance and Consumable Marking

Posted by Matt Martin

If you are searching for a laser marking marking system with zero maintenance and no consumables, an enclosed fiber laser system is for you. Industrial applications like marking, engraving, and etching are ideally suited to a fiber laser system. A fiber laser system is a non-contact, high-speed method of part marking that does not require hard-tooling, making it a versatile solution for both short and long run production cycles.

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Topics: Laser Marking

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

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

Firearms Engraving Options

Posted by Matt Martin

There are many firearms engraving options to consider.  Direct part marking firearms and firearm components is becoming a more critical component of firearms and gun component manufacturing for an increasing number of reasons:

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Topics: Laser Marking, Dot Peen Marking, CNC Marking Tools, Pneumatic Press, DuraDot, Firearms

The Ins and Outs of Direct Part Marking

Posted by Matt Martin

Industrial direct part marking continues to grow in popularity and importance.  Traceability and Part Identification are now a part of most products design from very early stages.  Government regulations and industry standards groups dictate part marking requirements in just about every industry globally.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Laser Marking, Impact Presses

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

Direct Part Marking Catches Terrorist

Posted by Matt Martin

Seems that there is a new reason to adopt direct part marking - catching a terrorist.  According to New York police the VIN or Vehicle Identification Number directly marked on various parts of the Nissan Pathfinder used in the attempt to bomb Times Square last week played a key role in finding the suspect.  The VIN was used to track to vehicle through various owners and led to the parties in the anonymous Craigslist purchase of the vehicle shortly before the terrorist bombing attempt.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Laser Marking

Fiber Laser Engraving for Machined Parts

Posted by Matt Martin

Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) located in Florence, MA is a leading supplier of machined components to the firearms and gun accessories industries. YHM prides itself on using state of the art technology in order to deliver the highest possible quality components to their customer base.

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Topics: Laser Marking, Firearms, Testimonial

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