Durable, Permanent MIL-STD-130 IUID Labels for Department of Defense (DoD) Applications

Understanding Some Basics for MIL-STD-130 Specifications & Requirements

Got a government supplier contract or hoping to obtain one for your business? If so, you’ll want to get very familiar with the U.S. Department of Defense’s MIL-STD-130 specifications. This standard goes by a running list of preferred nicknames, so rest assured that when you hear terms like, MIL-SPEC-130, MIL-Spec, military spec or DOD IUID labels, they are all referring to the same types of applications. No matter what you decide to call it, Mil Spec applications are truly complex and not for the weak-hearted. If you’re new to this game, you’ll likely want the experts on your side more than ever before.

Example IUID label for MIL-STD-130 complianceThere are numerous requirements for MIL-STD-130 IUID marking and you’ll want to refer to the widely distributed Department of Defense documents for specific details – or simply give us a call for a guided walkthrough of the entire process. Our collective experience is deeply rooted in DOD IUID labeling applications and we possess the wisdom and solutions to help you get there without complication.

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Some Basics of IUID Labels Include the Following:

✓ IUID labels provide a compatible and audited system of globally and uniquely identifying products and parts used as military property produced, stocked, stored, and issued by or for the U.S. Department of Defense.

✓ IUID labels must include critical information that requires a combination of human- and machine-readable information presented in specific order and nomenclature compliant to the specification details provided in MIL-STD-130N (with Change 1) as updated in November 2012. Most often, this information includes a manufacturer CAGE ID code, part number, serial number, and a IUID 2D symbol.

✓ Labels must remain permanent, fully legible, and scannable for the full lifetime of a part or product. These IUID labels must resist weathering, harsh environments, and general wear and tear for their entire lifecycle. This means that you’ll require industrial strength products for long-term compliance.

If you’d like to learn even more about these applications, consider reviewing the links referenced at the bottom of this page for more specific guidelines.

Looking For Additional IUID Resources & Guidance?

The Department of Defense is mandating the unique identification of items in a policy announced in July of 2003. The policy requires a two dimensional Data Matrix mark on all items that fall within this mandate.