Technical Info

Hand Stamps/Tools Technical Information

Hand Stamps continue to fill the needs for many tool rooms, machine shops, automotive, appliance and aerospace manufacturers, and the forging industry. What follows is information, terms and definitions that users need to know when ordering or buying hand stamps.

Basic Stamp Terms

Marking Pressure

Standard Stamping Pressure per Character

Size of Characters

Over Estimates of the size of the character required are common issues. The three marks shown below have the same character size. the overall impression size will vary according to the depth of the mark’; this effect must be taken into consideration whenever critical space limitation are a factor.

Standard character sizes are: 1/32″, 1/16″, 3/32″, 1/8″, 5/32″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″,. 3/8″, and 1/2″

Style of Character

Measuring Character Size

Character Face Styles

Information Courtesy of Columbia Marking Tools,. Inc.



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