Looking for the latest information on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)? Or maybe you have questions on a specific application. Either way, the Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blog has got you covered. This valuable resource contains helpful articles and answers to questions posed by customers just like you trying to solve their toughest identifying and tracking problems.

With over 70 years of experience, we’ve accumulated massive amounts of education information to help customers better understand the importance of implementing an asset tracking system that works specifically for their application. Sharing knowledge to help advance the industry – that’s ID Made Better®.

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In Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blogs, you will find:
  • Helpful tips on different project Implementations
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  • Insight into different tracking technologies i.e, barcode and RFID
  • Detailed product comparisons and guidance on when to use which prouct
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barcode symbologies

Introduction to Barcode: 1D and 2D Barcode Symbologies

Barcodes come in many forms, but do you know how a barcode works? Our introduction to barcodes spells out the basics to help you make the best choice for your application.
roll label collage

Stickers vs. Asset Labels: What's The Difference?

While stickers and asset labels have many similarities, if you are looking for a durable option with a long life span, an asset label is the clear winner.
Custom Hang Tags

What is an Asset Tag and What Does Asset Tagging Really Mean?

What is an asset tag and why is it important? We break it down and explain and help you choose the right solution for your application.
RFID Tags or Barcode Labels - Choices and Possibilities

RFID Tags or Barcode Labels - Which is the Better Asset Tag Solution?

The technology you choose (RFID tags or barcode) depends on a variety of factors, including the material the tag will be attached to and if you need line-of-sight to read the tag.
Asset Tagging Application Instructions for Asset Tag

Asset Tag Application Instruction Video

We demonstrate how to apply an asset tag to ensure the tag will adhere and stay in place for a long time.
tool tracking

Even Ben Franklin Knew the Importance of Tool Tracking

RFID can not only help you manage your inventory of tools, but also help you track the tool condition and warranties.
Selecting barcode symbology

Beyond the Barcode: Selecting a Symbology for a Linear Barcode

Linear barcodes are probably the most basic type of barcode used and with better barcode integrity and the availability of more characters to use, Code 128 reigns supreme.
custom asset tags

Decide if You Need Custom Asset Tags by Answering These 5 Questions

Knowing the details of your application will help you determine the best route for your custom asset tags selection.
Accurate Fixed Asset Management Systems Are Vital

Accurate Fixed Asset Management Systems Are Vital

Failure to have an accurate asset management system results in companies insuring assets they no longer own, which can affect their company value.
barcode vs rfid handbook

RFID VS Barcode? That is the Question

When deciding between barcode and RFID, there are multiple considerations, including your objective, the surface the tags will be applied to and more.
Metalcraft NPS Score of 70

Metalcraft Earns High Customer Satisfaction Score

Metalcraft's Net Promoter Score of 70 puts us at the top of our industry and is more evidence of how committed we are to taking care of our customers.
Barcode and RFID

RFID Tags or Barcode Labels - Which is the Better Asset Tag Solution?

Choosing between RFID or barcode technology depends on many factors, including the surface it's being applied to, contour of the item and conditions it will be subjected to.