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Military & Government

For the harshest conditions and the highest performance, we are your go-to partner

When it comes to the government and military, security is of the utmost importance. Whether it’s technology containing classified information or property equipment, many government assets must be tracked and monitored at all times. And these Items can be on the battlefield, in space or scattered through a worldwide logistics supply chain—so they need to be tough enough for very harsh conditions. 

For any asset tracking, including with the Department of Defense mandated UID, there is a high need for visibility of all types of assets, where they are in the supply chain and that the tag fits the unique environment for the lifecycle of the asset.  

Metalcraft’s high-performance tags are fit to the military and government exacting requirements, where our expert engineers design whatever the needs call for, from beginning to end. As a trusted partner, military and government organizations with extremely high standards can count on us for: 

  • Automated asset tracking with real-time, 100% accurate data by location 

  • Enhanced security, discouraging theft/misplacement 

  • Records of maintenance 

  • Supply-chain process optimization and transparency 

  • A real-time account of safe handling 

  • Scalable solutions worldwide  

In the highly sensitive, demanding and fast-paced military and government industries, our partnerships have netted advancements that have made things easier, quicker and engineered to last, now that’s ID Made Better®. 

Dirt, grease, grime, even dried paint easily come off this revolutionary nameplate due to its durable Teflon® coating. Once clean, you get a fast, accurate barcode reading to track assets, fugitive emissions or work-in-process.

Metal Barcode Nameplates combine reliability with the durability you have come to expect with any Metalcraft product.

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.

Metal Barcode Nameplates combine reliability with the durability you have come to expect with any Metalcraft product. And now we’ve made them even easier to apply with a convenient break-away tab to assist with liner removal.

Metalcraft’s Foil 2D Dot is an ideal identification solution for small parts tracking - specializing in extreme conditions where abrasion and high temperatures may be an issue.

Metalcraft’s Premium Polyester Barcode Labels provide the flexibility and functionality you need in a basic polyester barcode label.

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

Durability, reliability, and versatility – all in one product! Foil Barcode Labels are ideal for customers who require a flexible label that will conform to most surfaces yet need a product that will withstand harsh conditions including chemicals, abrasion, solvents and high temperatures.

Perfect for tracking returnable containers such as pallets, crates or totes, Metalcraft’s Standard RFID Tag attaches directly to non-metal assets.

The only thing “mini” about this tag is its size! With a smaller footprint and lower profile, the Onsite Printable Universal Mini RFID Tag easily fits where other tags may be too large and obtrusive and still gives incredible read ranges compared to other tags in its class.

The Universal Micro RFID Tag measuring 1 7/8” x 5/8” is a great solution to your identification projects that require a small RFID tag with great read range. With a tiny footprint and low profile, the Universal Micro RFID Tag easily fits where other tags are too big and obtrusive.

The only thing “mini” about this tag is its size! With a smaller footprint and lower profile, the Universal Mini RFID Tag easily fits where other tags may be too large and obtrusive and still gives incredible read ranges compared to other tags in its class.

The closest thing you will find to a one-size-fits-all” RFID solution! The Universal RFID Asset Tag is a surface-independent tag that uses a patented inlay design and passive RFID technology to obtain excellent read ranges regardless of the surface – metal, plastic, even wood.

Need a top-of-the-line label? “CRAFTMARK” Polyester Barcode Labels can’t be beat. Printed using our thickest polyester and a .0035” thick adhesive these labels can outperform any standard polyester label – and with an unlimited color palette they will look better doing it.

Military Resources

UID Labels and Labeling Simplified

Unique Identification, or 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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Taking UID beyond compliance

Many people familiar with the UID mandate from the Department of Defense understand compliance with this mandate is very important. However, what people may not realize is that so much more can be accomplished with this information other than just becoming UID compliant. Unique Item Identification is the foundation for larger policy goals aimed at improving logistical readiness across DoD such as Serialized Item Management (SIM) and Joint Total Asset Visibility (JTAV).

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Durable Barcode Labels - What Does it Mean To You?

Durable - it's a term that is thrown around pretty loosely in our industry, but can mean different things to different people. Does it mean it stands up to high temperatures, chemicals, or abrasion? What about all three?

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Benchtop Fiber Laser - Creating Compliant UID Labels & Tags

One of the key points in the UID mandate is the UII must last the lifetime of the item. This is true regardless of whether you are complying with a pre-printed UID label or are creating the UID labels onsite. Laser engraved UID nameplates are one way users can create their own UID nameplates onsite when quicker turnaround times are needed, but yet you don't want to sacrifice too much durability over pre-printed tags.

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Strong As Steel

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

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