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Stainless steel nameplates

We provide high-quality stainless steel nameplates to clients across many industries. To achieve the best durability effect, we place text and images about .003’’ below the top surface.

If you’re looking for a reliable manufacturer of stainless steel nameplates, get in touch with us. Every stainless part we produce comes with the highest quality, and our experts make sure that it meets the unique requirements of your application.

What are stainless steel nameplates?

Stainless steel nameplates and labels have become popular in a variety of manufacturing applications thanks to their exceptional durability in even the harshest environments. Stainless steel nameplates are used by our clients to provide simple operating instructions that last as long as their equipment.

Our customers use our nameplates in a wide range of applications such as elevators, military ships, food processing equipment, train cars, oilfield equipment, and many industrial products.

Benefits of Our Stainless Steel Nameplates​



Stainless steel is corrosion-resistant. It’s a nameplate material that can withstand dents, scratches, chemicals, extreme weather, and physical strain that would cause most metals to bend.



Adding a stainless steel nameplate to the desired surface is quite easy. Welding to the material is simple and straightforward since stainless steel is more conducive to welding than other materials. 


Hygienic properties

The slick metal structure of stainless steel makes it difficult for bacteria to adhere. Cleaning these types of commercial nameplates is very easy.


Attractive look

Because of its stainless nature, the metal has a nice sheen that doesn’t need polishing. It will also be noticeable and convey all the important details about the appliances.


Long-term value

Stainless steel and other industrial nameplates offer outstanding value for money because they need less upkeep and repair.

Our manufacturing processes


Stainless steel nameplates start off with an acid etching process that recesses copy and graphics (.003″) into a hard-stainless steel material. We then fill the recessed areas are with automotive-grade paint.


If required for a visual effect, we print images with durable inks in the non-recessed areas. Multiple PMS matched printed and etched colors are routine for Melrose.


The etching process can proceed from the front and backside of the plate. This process is called chemical milling; it cuts very fine holes and patterns in stainless steel, brass, copper, and other metals.

Detailed specification

  • We offer stainless steel thicknesses ranging from .003″ to .25″
  • Our standard material finishes are 2b matte, #4 brushed, #8 mirror.
  • Standard stainless steel alloys include 304 and seashore grade 316 and 317 alloy.
  • For offshore and submersed requirements, we offer stainless steel with a PREN of 40+ that includes austenitic stainless steel (UNS S31254, N08367) and super duplex stainless steels (UNS S32760, S32750).

Our nameplates can be of any irregular shape or size. We laser cut or mechanically punch holes and apply adhesive to our applications. You’re not going to see any sharp edges or dangerous burrs on our industrial nameplates.

Do you want your stainless parts to be unique? Every stainless part we manufacture can come in a different shape and include laser engraved variable data and bar codes.

Our customers use our nameplates in a wide range of applications such as elevators, military ships, food processing equipment, train cars, oilfield equipment, and many industrial products.

Applications of Stainless Steel Nameplates​

  • Due to their durability and flexibility, stainless steel nameplates are used in various sectors, including aerospace, automotive, government, oil, transportation, military, and food services.
  • Our customers use our etched and laser-engraved stainless steel nameplates in the most demanding wear- and corrosion-intensive environments. You can find them everywhere – for instance, in train cars, food processing equipment, oil field equipment, elevators, military ships, and industrial products.
  • We manufacture stainless nameplates that meet the requirements for pressure-retaining vessels per the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors and ASME requirements.

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