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
  • Information of new Metalcraft products
  • Insight into different tracking technologies i.e, barcode and RFID
  • Detailed product comparisons and guidance on when to use which prouct
  • Educational Industry Information
March 28, 2022

Introduction to Barcode: 1D and 2D Barcode Symbologies

Code 39 ... Code 128 ... Data Matrix... QR Code. 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.
January 13, 2022

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

Are stickers and asset labels the same thing? Not to us. While stickers and asset labels have many similarities, if you are looking for a durable option with a long life span, asset labels are the clear winner.
October 5, 2021

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.
April 8, 2021

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

The technology you choose 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.
April 8, 2021

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.
April 8, 2021

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.
December 8, 2020

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.
June 8, 2020

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 asset tag selection.
March 26, 2020

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
March 9, 2020

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, the environment the tags will be subjected to and the benefits of both technologies.
February 17, 2020

Metalcraft Earns High Customer Satisfaction Score

Customers Satisfaction Is Our Priority

At Metalcraft, we have great customers and we work hard every day to keep them satisfied. We regularly survey our customers to track their overall satisfaction and look for areas in which we can improve. Most recently, we decided to take things a step further using a metric called Net Promoter Score (NPS).

November 20, 2019

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

RFID tags or bar code labels? It's the age old question and depending on who you ask and what their relationship is to that particular tracking technology you will probably get a different answer. My answer - it depends. There truly are many different factors which need to be considered when selecting a tracking technology.