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Standard for Identifying/Marking Bar Stock

Standard for Identifying/Marking Bar Stock

Standard for Identifying/Marking Bar Stock

I've been looking around, with no success, for a published standard or at least an industry accepted standard for identifying bar stock. I worked in a two man tool and die shop in high school where the amount of bar stock we went through was so low that it could easily be tracked by simple segregation on a shelving unit. Now, I'm three months out of college and one month into my career at a job shop, where the amount of bar stock we process is quite large. There current system now is, there is no system. I was originally tasked with building a storage rack for the round bar stock coming in the door, then the project expanded from there. Now it is to reorganize/reinvent the entire bar stock storage system.

Back to my original question though...are there standards out there for marking bar stock (specifically round) with paint or marker?

Thank you for any help that is offered up. I'm so glad I found this website a month into my new job, there is a wealth of knowledge here.

- JobShopEngineer

RE: Standard for Identifying/Marking Bar Stock

The shopwarf table is an interesting reference but does not appear to be a Standard. No source reference is given. It even states that "Steel companies & merchants can put colours of their own choosing on steel stock".

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