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UID (Unique Item Identification)

Meet government requirements with our UID program that lasts the lifetime of the item

Unique Identification, or UID, is a required asset identification program set up by the US Defense Department (DoD). Formulation of the globally unique identification number often depends on coding expertise, which Metalcraft has been doing since UID was implemented. Our UID specialists know the DoD guidance and directive, as well as MIL-STD-130 specs, customizing a solution that guarantees verification of the print standards. 

Essentially, the DoD’s unique identifiers become a key component in facilitating overall increased asset visibility across the military supply chain by identifying precisely where an item is at and how it is being used. Metalcraft helps these customers yield a very real return on investment by providing the best UID solution. Now that’s ID Made Better®. 

“We’ve been in the UID business with the Army since 2005, and your company emerged from a dozen competitors, as far and away the best supplier for UID plates.” 
Mark Dennis, Manager 
Case Defense Products 

Digital printing ensures bar code readability as well as crisp, clean company logos while subsurface printing protects the logos, copy and bar code against extreme solvents, caustics, acids and moderate abrasion – ensuring the mark with last the service lifetime of the item being identified.

Metalcraft’s Foil 2D Dot is an ideal identification solution for small parts tracking.

Our Metalphoto® UID photosensitive anodized aluminum nameplates and labels are an ideal solution for many UID applications.

Printed using ceramic ink on a thin ceramic layer that is fired and fused to a heat-resistant stainless steel substrate. Withstands moderate to harsh chemical conditions and extremely high temperatures.

From The Asset Tracking Blog

UID Tags

May 12, 2022

UID Labels and Labeling Simplified

UID is a required asset identification program set up by the US Defense Department (DoD). Metalcraft has helped customers with their UID compliance for nearly two decades.

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UID tag compliance

Nov 20, 2019

Taking UID beyond compliance

UID is truly a key enabler of many other efforts that can yield customers a very real return on investment. It really goes beyond compliance to an integral part of military strategy.

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Durable Asset Tag

Nov 19, 2019

Durable Barcode Labels - What Does it Mean To You?

From high temperatures to outdoor exposure, abrasion and autoclave sterilization, the term "durable" covers many industries and many scenarios.

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UID Tags and Labels Case Studies

McNeilus Steel

Strong As Steel

McNeilus, Metalcraft team up to provide supply chain and IUID tags for customer

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