The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Why You Would Use Metal Type and Type Holder vs. Dot Peen

Posted by Matt Martin

Since there's usually more than one way to mark a part, users are often faced with determining which marking method is most appropriate for their application. Part size, material, volume, budget, information to be marked, and other factors influence direct part marking method selection, so it is essential to understand the different methods you have available to you. Here we will consider steel type and type holder setups versus dot peen systems and why you would choose one instead of the other.

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Topics: Type Holders, Steel Type Holders, Dot Peen Marking

Heavy-Duty Steel Type Holder Applications

Posted by Matt Martin

Steel type makes an excellent permanent marking solution for any application where interchangeable information is required, and steel type holders ensure a perfect mark is made.

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Topics: Steel Type Holders

Metal Marking Tools

Posted by Matt Martin

There are a lot of ways to mark metal, from steel stamps and dies to stencils, and how you mark metal and the metal marking tools you use is dependent on a number of factors. When determining which marking type is best you should consider the type of mark you want to make, the material you are marking, and the frequency with which you will be marking.

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Topics: Steel Type, Steel Type Holders

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

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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