The Importance of Military Dog Tags And How They Are Used

Military dog tags are of great importance in the identification of soldiers in the army. The main purpose of the military dog tags is to identify soldiers that are wounded or killed while they are in action. These dog tags are allotted to the soldiers as a replacement of the plastic printed identity cards because of their resistance to harsh weather conditions and durability. Generally, each soldier is allotted two dog tags. One of them is worn at the neck as a chain and the other is kept inside the shoes of the soldier.

These dog tags are made up of T304 stainless steel. This type of stainless steel contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel to resist corrosion. A common military dog tag contains the details of the soldier like first name, last name and the soldier’s military ID number so that it can act as an identity token for the soldiers. All the details of the soldier mentioned above are embossed into the sheet of metal firmly so that there is a very little probability of the details getting erased. These tags are of great use in the time of war for the identification of a soldier, dead or alive.

There are specialized machines that are required for the manufacture of these tags. That machine is called a dog tags embosser. First of all, a sheet of metal is cut into the desired dimensions. Then, it is fed into the dog tag embosser in order to emboss the required details. Nowadays, there are many advanced types of machinery that provide the facility of automated dog tags printing. CIM (Card Imaging Master) provides some of the best machines to manufacture dog tags and has a wide variety depending on the requirement.

MDT1000 by CIM

CIM also handles government contracts and holds a very good reputation for its high-quality products. CIM is setup for WAWF (Wide Area Workflow) and is also a SAM and ORCA registered vendor. This company also has very long-running government contracts and is one of the most trusted companies in the manufacturer of dog tag embossers. CIM is a GSA contract holder proudly serving the U.S. Military and U.S. Government Entities. The MDT1000 is our new compact, high-speed metal tag embosser built on durable and proven technology by CIM especially for its requirement in the U.S. military.

M10HE and MDT500

Two of our most iconic units are the M10HE and MDT500 models. Both are excellent solutions for Debossing or Embossing Dog Tags and Medical Alert Tags. Both models are sold to the military as far as Dog Tag needs. One of the main benefits of the M10HE is how it’s portable, robust, and ideal for manual personalization. While the MDT500HE is the most easy to use, fully automated all-in-one embosser on the market.

Contact us today with any embossing or card imaging system product questions.