Recycling at IDP
Wikipedia has a definition. It is the subtractive manufacturing process of using baths of temperature-regulated etching chemicals to remove material to create an object with the desired shape. It is mostly used on metals... The process essentially involves bathing the cutting areas in a corrosive chemical .... Okay, enough of that! If you want to geek out some more, please feel free to learn everything you could possibly want to know by following the link above. But what you probably really care about is whether this is the right process for your client’s request.
Our current administration is playing hardball with tariffs against China, plus other large steel and aluminum exporters to the USA. We all hear the headlines in the news, but what does this mean to you as a buyer of metal in the awards and personalization industry? Will the steel and aluminum tariffs cause metal prices to go up? Will there be metal shortages? What can we expect and when? We are here to ease your mind by providing knowledge and guidance.
Bob Shapiro, a 20+ year veteran in the metal industry, has great advice when personalizing steel. The in-house metal nerd at Identification Plates suggests the following:
Bob Shapiro, CAS
Director of Business Development
Identification Plates, Inc. (ID-Line)
Identification Plates, Inc. has long been known for providing sheet metal, stock and custom blanks to the awards and recognition industry. We stock over 130 different types of sheet metal. In addition to the standard brass, aluminum, and plated steel, we also offer hard-to-find nickel silver, copper, anodized aluminum and stainless steel. From this variety of metals, we can fabricate hundreds of different shapes and sizes of blanks for your engraving, sublimation, and laser engraving needs.