The Process of Making Metal Badges
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The Process of Making Metal Badges

Process 1: Design badge artwork. With the popularity of computer technology, computer drafts replaced previous manual drafts. Badge artwork design commonly used production software includes Adobe Photo shop, Adobe Illustrator and Co rel Draw. If you want to generate 3D badge renderings, you need the support of 3D Max and other software.

Process 2: Make a badge mold. Import the computer-designed manuscript into the engraving machine program to prepare the knife path for mold engraving. During the engraving process, pay attention to the thickness of the knife pattern. After engraving, check whether the mold is missing according to the figure. Finally, the mold is heat-treated to enhance the hardness and durability of the mold.

Process 3: Repression. Install the heat-treated mold on the pressing table, and transfer the pattern to different badge making materials such as copper or iron.

Process 4: Punch. Using a pre-made knife die, press the product into its shape and punch it down with a punch.

Process 5: Polishing. Put the punched product into the polishing machine for polishing, remove the burrs from punching, and improve the product's finish.

Process 6: Welding badge accessories. Use a solder to solder the badge standard accessory or the customer's required accessory on the back of the product.

Process 7: Plating and coloring the badge. The badges are electroplated according to customer requirements, which can be gold-plated, silver-plated, nickel-plated, copper-plated, etc., and then the badges are colored, finished, and baked at high temperature to enhance the color fastness.

Process 8: The finished badges are packaged according to customer requirements. Packaging is generally divided into ordinary packaging and high-end packaging such as PU boxes.

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