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
April 7, 2021

How Are RFID Tags Made?

RFID tags consist of a chip (where the data is stored), tag antenna (recieves signals from the interrogator) and substrate (material used to hold everything together).
March 9, 2021

It's time to review your asset tracking program

One of the keys to running a successful business is keeping track of your assets. How do you do that? With years of experience, the experts ready to help and the right products, Metalcraft can you on the right track for fulfilling your asset management needs.
February 9, 2021

Discover the three key pieces of RFID tag development: the antenna, chip and environment

There are three key pieces of developing an RFID tag, and they all must work seamlessly together to achieve the desired performance your application—the antenna, chip and environment. 
February 9, 2021

The Universal RFID Asset Tag product line and key differentiation points

Metalcraft's Universal RFID tag was developed out of necessity, and continual improvements to the tag as well as Metalcraft's technical experts make Metalcraft and the Universal RFID tags stand out.
February 9, 2021

Custom RFID Inlay Development for Proof-of-Concept (POC)

Have you ever wondered how further customizing your RFID tag can lead to better solving your asset tracking needs? Learn how having an RFID partner skilled in custom RFID inlay design, development and manufacturing can make the process smooth for all parties involved in this article.  
February 9, 2021

We Answer Customers' Top 15 RFID Questions

What is the difference between an RFID tag and an RFID inlay? What are the benefits of using RFID versus barcode? We answer these common customer questions and more!
February 9, 2021

Accidental Discovery Leads to Innovative Application

How an RFID inlay can transform into new, unexpected applications with engineering know-how

What do microwave ovens, Post-it® Notes and Penicillin have in common? Give up? They were all “accidental” discoveries –where an inventor originally intended to pursue another concept entirely, but through careful observation realized they had developed something completely different from their original concept. And the world is a better place because of this, wouldn’t you agree?

February 9, 2021

RFID and the Importance of a Solid Converting Partner

Metalcraft always has had the ability to customize an RFID tag according to customer specifications. However, now with the ability to design, develop and manufacture custom inlays, combined with our unique programming capabilities, Metalcraft truly is the one-stop-shop for high quality, durable, customizable RFID tags and labels. 
January 12, 2021

Free Educational Guide to RFID from Metalcraft

Our RFID Handbook is your one-stop-shop for everything RFID. You'll learn how RFID can help eliminate unnecessary costs, prevent product loss, ensure timely deliveries, improve supply chain efficiency, and a whole lot more!
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.
September 21, 2020

Metalcraft Announces DuraDestruct RFID Tags For Security Applications

Metalcraft's patented DuraDestruct RFID security tag destructs upon attempts to remove it, eliminating transferability of the tag, providing an additional level of security for RFID anti-theft.
June 30, 2020

From Foil To Embossed - 10 Custom Metal Tags For Different ID Applications

Metal tags are not only durable but versatile - whether you choose anodized aluminum or stainless steel, you'll be able to find the right solution for your application.