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Why Choose MPC's Metal Nameplates?
Metal Nameplate and ID Plate Choices
Why do you need metal ID plates and metal nameplates?
Metal ID plates are often chosen for their excellent durability and ability to withstand harsh conditions. Companies in the aircraft, automotive, marine, and military industries utilize metal ID plates and nameplates for a variety of applications, and they are an excellent choice for situations that require a permanent application that can last for many years. Metal nameplates can be custom fabricated to fit instrument panels or unique form factors, which makes them suitable for labeling nearly all types of equipment.
Many of the materials used to create metal ID plates are very affordable, especially in mass quantities, which makes them accessible to numerous industries and a wide range of budgets. When preparing to request a new metal ID plate or nameplate, it’s always best to consider your specific application, so that the fabricator can best match the material type, adhesion level, thickness, and size of the plate to your needs. The company can also select the optimal material based on your expected level of abrasion, corrosion, and temperature exposure.
One of the main uses of metal nameplates is the labeling of equipment. Metal ID plates and name plates can be custom printed with serial numbers, barcodes, and unique designs, such as designs for instrument panels. This flexibility allows the equipment owners and operators to create nameplates that fit seamlessly with their equipment. They can also be branded with company logos to display asset ownership and other information.
Common uses for metal nameplates
When designing a metal nameplate, it’s always necessary to select a material type based on the customer’s application and project requirements. Brass and aluminum are two of the most affordable metal choices and are often used for nameplates, panels, and signs. Both materials are very resistant to corrosion, and brass is resistant to saltwater as well. Stainless steel is a dense metal that is also known for its excellent chemical resistance. Anodized aluminum offers some improved strength versus standard aluminum, and Metalphoto® provides the highest level of durability.
Metal tags are commonly used in the boating industry in order to meet USCG documentation standards and requirements. In order to remain compliant with regulatory requirements, many boat owners need to supplement existing nameplates and ID plates on their vessel with additional notifications. It can also be necessary to replace old or worn identification panels over time. Some of the types of metal nameplates that are regularly installed include capacity labels, warning labels, instrument panels, and safety labels.
Several metals can be used in aerospace applications, and one of the most popular is Metalphoto®. According to the National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI), Metalphoto is considered the most durable among aluminum substrates. For this reason, it is used widely in the military, aerospace, and aviation industries. Given the potential altitudes for assets used in these industries, the metal nameplates must be able to withstand extreme temperatures and long periods of UV exposure. Since the metal labels can also be certified according to industrial and military standards, they make a very dependable choice for these high-demand industries.