Unique Item Identification - or UID as it is commonly referred - is a Department of Defense mandate that requires a globally Unique Item Identifier to track items throughout their lifecycle. Because the mandate specifies the UID mark must last the service life of the item being identified, this presents some challenging marking applications in difficult environments.
That’s where Metalcraft comes in. Our Metalphoto® UID photosensitive anodized aluminum nameplates and labels are an ideal solution for many UID applications. Produced using a photo imaging process that seals images within the sapphire-hard anodic layer of the aluminum – resisting chemicals, solvents, abrasion and dirt – these robust products ensure accurate and reliable reads for years to come.
Various thicknesses allow for versatility in application surfaces – flat or curved – and specially matched adhesives ensures maximum adhesion or optional holes are available for mechanical fasteners. Plus, a break-away tab (limited sizes available) on our metal material makes adhesive liner removal easier. And because it is a Metalcraft UID product you receive all the same benefits as our other UID products – expert knowledge from our team of ID specialists, verification and validation reports, etc.
But that’s not all – we now offer our UID Next Day Program where UID tags ship in just one business day at no extra charge and our UID Replacement Program where we offer replacement tags at a minimal cost.