The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Steel Type and Steel Type Holder Options

Posted by Matt Martin

Steel type offers users interchangeable text for a variety of marking and traceability applications. Durable manufactures a number of different styles that will meet your part marking requirements.

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Topics: Steel Type, Steel Type and Holders

Industrial Steel Type: Slotted and Utility Type Explained

Posted by Matt Martin

All-purpose utility type and heavy-duty slotted type are used in industrial marking applications where interchangeable information is required.

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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

American Calan Uses Durable Steel Type to Track Cows

Posted by Matt Martin

American Calan is a specialized company that designs and builds agricultural equipment used in the feeding and data collection of large animals residing at agricultural research centers throughout the world. Located in Northwood, NH, American Calan provides testing, monitoring, and feeding systems that have some specific traceability requirements, one of which is unique identification for component parts.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Brass and Steel Type and Dies, Plastic, Steel Type and Holders, Agriculture, Testimonial

Steel Type from Durable Hits the Mark for Packaging Machinery

Posted by Matt Martin

Packaging Machinery in Orange, NJ produces new cartoning equipment along with re-building used systems. These cartoning lines are used for consumer products like cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food packaging.  One of the key features of these production lines is the addition of a part marking coder that marks the date or lot code on each package.  These are the born on dates you see on most packages you buy.

These part marking coders use steel or brass type in order to imprint the date or lot code permanently into the packaging material.

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Topics: OEM Type, Package Date Coding, Packaging Marking, Packaging, Pharmaceutical, Markem Type, Coding Type and Dies, Food and Beverage, Steel Type, Steel Type and Holders, Carton Coders, Testimonial

Metal Stamps vs Steel Type

Posted by Matt Martin

Metal Stamps

Metal stamps and dies are some of the best steel marking tools available. Steel stamps can be used for impact marking machines, punch presses, press brakes, and other machines. Our custom metal stamps can be made for marking onto flat, curved, concave or convex surfaces.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Steel Type, Steel Type and Holders, Steel Type Holders

Marking Solutions Fundamentals: Metal Type

Posted by Matt Martin

One of the most common part marking solutions available today is metal type. Metal type is used across a wide variety of industries and for many different applications.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Marking Tools and Supplies, Steel Type, Steel Type and Holders, Steel Type Holders

Coil & Spring Manufacturer Uses Steel Type For Product Identification

Posted by Matt Martin

A long time customer of Durable Technologies is a leading manufacturer of coils and springs that are hot wound or cold wound.  The springs are all different sizes and used in many different industries and applications including automotive, aerospace, machinery, agriculture, construction, military, petrochemical, valves, material handling, and power generation. They mark part identification numbers on the springs.

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Topics: Automotive, Steel Stamps and Dies, Steel Type, Steel Type and Holders, Steel Type Holders, Metal Fabrication, Agriculture, Aerospace, Construction, Defense, Testimonial

Helpful Tips for Marking Parts with Steel Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when using a hand stamp or hand held steel type holder to mark parts:

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Steel Type, Steel Type and Holders, Steel Type Holders

The Key To Tracking Locks is Durable Mecco Steel Type and Holders

Posted by Matt Martin

DePaul University in Chicago, IL requires padlocks, lock cylinders, and keys to be uniquely identified in order to track and organize them.  Imagine not knowing which key fit which lock or cylinder set and multiply that by the number of students, faculty, and rooms on campus and you get a sense of the size of the problem.  For over 20 years the DePaul University key shop used a holder and type set from Durable Mecco to mark each piece with a unique serial number.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Steel Type, Steel Type and Holders, Steel Type Holders, Testimonial

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