IUID Labels and IUID Nameplates
What is an IUID label? An Item Unique Identifier Data (IUID) label or IUID nameplate marks items sold to the U.S. Department of the Defense (DoD). These markings comply with Military Standard 130 (MIL-STD-130) ‘Identification Marking of U.S. Military Property’. It includes the 2005 addition of Item Unique Identifier Data (IUID) matrix-readable information. The standard describes the rules and syntax, allowable materials, text size, fonts, and format, as well as where to locate the marking, and its exceptions.
IUID Label vs UID Label
What is difference between an IUID label and a UID label? An IUID label is an evolved version of the original Unique Identifier Data (UID) specification. A revision to the standard prepended an ‘I’ to eliminate confusion with UID or unique identifier, which already was in common use.
DoD Contract Requirements: DoD requires that qualified IUID labels, asset tags, and marking is essential for:
- Equipment with an acquisition cost of over $5,000
- Equipment which is mission essential
- Controlled inventory
- Serially-controlled equipment
Specific requirements are outlined in Military Standard 130 (MIL-STD-130N) and further detailed in DFARs clause 252.211-7003.
Materials: IUID labels and nameplates are available in a wide variety of materials including AlumaMark, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, Metalphoto, TESA tape, and thermal print labels. Choose any Pantone® color for your label or nameplate text and background.
2D (Data Matrix) machine readable code: a black and white, two-dimensional barcode with cells (also known as modules) arranged in a square or rectangular pattern. The encoded data can be text or numeric. A 2D coded matrix symbol can store up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters.
Experience: engraving Data Matrix-type 2D code nameplates since 1994, Jet City Laser is one of the most experienced IUID label and nameplate manufacturing companies in the industry. Jet City Laser is proud to be a Boeing approved supplier with full ISO 9001 certification and an ATA preferred supplier.
Archive: all label data is archived for future reference and retrieval. Our process streamlines reordering and enables us to easily provide documentation for past orders.
Registration: IUID registration products are available to register data to the IUID Central Registry.
Discover More About IUID Labels & Nameplates
It is easy for aerospace buyers, purchasing managers, and planners to succumb to the alphabet soup of acronyms and ideas used in the IUID/UID Government Policies. Jet City Laser answers many of the most frequently asked questions about the IUID program in this IUID guide.
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Item Unique Identifier Data (IUID) and Military Standard 130 nameplates and labels must meet specific Department of Defense (DoD) requirements. As an AS9100D / ISO 9001 certified manufacturer, you can count on Jet City Laser to deliver your nameplates and labels...