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Unique IDentification

UID is the "Unique
Identification" marking program the Department of Defense now requires on specified tangible assets for the purpose of tracking them through their useful life.

It means that manufacturers producing equipment purchased by the United States government meeting certain requirements, such as an acquisition cost greater than $5,000, will need supply the equipment marked for UID compliance.

Manufacturers are going to need parts to be marked and a variety of tags and nameplates made from metal, plastic and anything else that will stand the test of time.

The Engravers Journal has developed this new website dedicated to UID marking. Our mission is to be the leading source of information about the U.S. Department of Defense’s new UID program and about UID-compliant marking and labeling.


UID nameplates above courtesy of Imaging Systems Group, Horizons Inc., Cleveland, OH.