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:
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
December 30, 2019

Barcode or RFID? Choose Your Best Fit

Through a network of protocols called electronic tracking, equipment and tool tracking using mobile apps and hardware provides information wherever and whenever there’s a need to know.
December 15, 2019

Returnable Asset Tracking - Containers, Pallets & Totes

Returnable containers, pallets, and other mobile assets are vital to a company's inventory management and delivery fulfillment processes. Whether its plastic, metal or RFID watch the video to see the Metalcraft asset tagging products that help ensure accurate tracking and return of these items.
November 19, 2019

Custom Barcode Labels - QR and DataMatrix

While both QR codes and DataMatrix codes can hold large amounts of information, DataMatrix codes can be made very small and are thought to be more secure.
November 19, 2019

QR Codes in Asset Tracking Applications

QR codes can be used to link to online manuals, videos or web sites, giving customers or employees quick access to important information.
November 19, 2019

Barcode Symbologies: 1d barcode vs. 2d barcode

The world of barcode has changed significantly over the years, now offering many different symbologies to choose from for your application.
November 19, 2019

Hospital Asset Management

Metalcrafts Photo Anodized product line, Craftmark labels and Stylemark labels are ideal for the healthcare setting, allowing medical workers the peace of mind of knowing where their equipment and supplies are when they need it.
November 19, 2019

Choosing the Right Asset Tag

From determining your objective to considering the environment your tags will be in, we take the confusion out of choosing the right asset tag with our step-by-step guide to the process.