The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

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

Different Kinds of Marking Tools Explained

Posted by Matt Martin

In addition to the number of direct part marking machinery options that Durable offers, some direct part marking methods also require additional tooling. Some methods that do not require a marking machine also require tooling to achieve their marking results. Because of the prevalence of marking tooling, it is worth taking a look at some of the most common tooling.

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Topics: Marking Tools and Supplies

Quick Guide to the Most Popular Marking Methods

Posted by Matt Martin

From low volume artisan shops to high volume industrial settings, direct part marking is used to add aesthetic touches, makers marks, required information, bar codes, and more to a wide variety of substrates. Because of the diversity of application specifications and needs, there are many marking methods to choose from. We break down some of the most popular marking methods below, from less complicated options that are ideal for low volume requirements to more industrial methods for high volume applications.

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Topics: Marking Tools and Supplies

Industrial Paint Markers

Posted by Matt Martin

Industrial markers can be found in environments as diverse as factory floors and outdoor construction sites. These markers are designed to be highly pigmented, create clear and crisp marks, and reliably last in even the harshest environments. Some styles of industrial markers, however, are designed to be removed, either with detergent or water.

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Topics: Industrial Paint Markers, Hot Stamping, Marking Tools and Supplies

Custom Branding Irons and the 5 Keys to Making a Successful Mark

Posted by Matt Martin

Used to mark materials like wood, cork, leather, plastics, paper, rubber and more, branding irons are a marking solution that can be found across many industries and applications.

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Topics: Branding Irons and Branding Dies, Hot Stamping, Marking Tools and Supplies

Steel Hot Stamp Dies and Branding Dies for Wood Marking

Posted by Matt Martin

Glen Dobi, owner of Dobi Associates, developer of the CedarCraft product line of custom garden planters, has some pretty demanding customers so their vendor partner's need to be up to the task of responding at a moment's notice. Durable Technologies fits the bill as the go-to partner for steel hot stamp dies and branding iron dies.

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Topics: Brass and Steel Type and Dies, Testimonial, Branding Irons and Branding Dies, Hot Stamping, Marking Tools and Supplies

Steel Stamping Dies For Stamping Metal Parts

Posted by Matt Martin

Stan-Den Tool in Van Buren, AR buys A2 Steel Stamping Dies from Durable Technologies that they use to stamp metal parts for large HVAC manufacturers like Trane and Rheem. 

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Marking Tools and Supplies, Testimonial

Engraved Steel Type and Holders for Wire Marking

Posted by Matt Martin

Sandvik Materials Technology NAFTA is a leading manufacturer of welding wire and rod in a wide range of materials including stainless steels and nickel alloys. The rod and round wire, also know as filler material, made at the NAFTA facility is available with a wide range of coatings and a variety of surface finishes. Sandvik wire is supplied on spools, in coils or as straightened lengths. The wire is used as filler material for welding in the oil and gas, automotive, food transportation and handling, exhaust systems, and many other industries.

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Topics: Marking Tools and Supplies, Steel Type, Steel Type and Holders, Steel Type Holders, Testimonial

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

Stamp-Rite Steel Stamps Division Acquired by Durable Mecco

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Mecco, a leading manufacturer of industrial marking equipment, acquired the steel stamp division of Stamp-Rite Supersine Inc. in June 2014. Keeping the customer needs in mind during the transition, 30-year veteran in the marking industry, Laurie Barcaskey, has been named as Account Manager for this group of customers.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Impact Presses, Marking Tools and Supplies, Steel Type

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