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Case Study: Metalphoto Transportation Asset Identification

Case Study: Metalphoto Transportation Asset Identification

A leading manufacturer of tractor trailers and shipping containers found that nameplates made of Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum have greater durability and legibility than etched stainless steel at a fraction of the price.  Problem: Difficult to Read Data...
5 Common Misconceptions: Metalphoto vs. Etched Stainless Steel

5 Common Misconceptions: Metalphoto vs. Etched Stainless Steel

Etched and filled stainless steel has historically been used for nameplate, label and panel applications in harsh environments. Engineers have long defaulted to steel under the assumption that it will survive better than other materials. However, Metalphoto...
Metalphoto IUID Environmental Survivability Testing Report Synopsis

Metalphoto IUID Environmental Survivability Testing Report Synopsis

Background Since its introduction in 2005, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Item Unique Identification (IUID) program has grown significantly. Millions of assets have been tagged and registered and several NATO allies have adopted the IUID barcode platform.  IUID, as...
Metalphoto for Aviation, Aerospace and Aircraft Industries

Metalphoto for Aviation, Aerospace and Aircraft Industries

For over 50 years, the United States Department of Defense has specified Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum for durable labels, nameplates, schematics and control panels installed in harsh operating environments, such as on airplanes and other aircraft....
Understanding Metalphoto

Understanding Metalphoto

As STRYKER’s most durable product, Metalphoto, which is also specified as photosensitive anodized aluminum, has been our core product since 1960. Metalphoto® is used to make durable, high-resolution nameplates, labels and control panels. Our unique photographic...