Cast Pins Manufacturing Process
Unlike die striking, where a preset logo is physically struck into a blank (smooth piece of metal), 3D die cast lapel pins are produced when molten metal is poured under high pressure into a pre-created mold of your design. Pouring under high-pressure results on a clean smooth surface and a uniformly accurate final result. The dies used to create Cast 3D pins take a bit longer to make than standard 2D dies because they are more complex and are handmade. Once the pins have been poured and hardened, it is time to add the plating.
Made from Zinc or Pewter
When casting a pin, you have a choice of using either a zinc allow or a lead-free pewter. Zinc is a lightweight metal that can easily be molded into any shape or size. Pewter is a heavier alloy that is also a great choice when creating a custom design. Casting allows for details not available with die-striking. Small cut-outs are easily achieved with this pin style. There is no better option for creating 3d designs as well.
Order Cast Pins Samples
When ordering cast pins in bulk, it’s always a good idea to order a sample or two. Most companies won’t allow for this, but we believe that when committed to the highest quality and satisfaction the way we are, there really is no other way to do it.
Being able to hold the custom lapel pin and inspect it up close give the buyer a final opportunity to add any extra changes that might be needed. A designer is always on hand to deal with such changes and is happy to do so.
Generally, allow an extra 10-12 days for samples. Pricing for cast pin samples ranges depending on the size of the pin and overall design.
Ready to order? Step one is to contact us and we will provide you with a quote for your custom 3D die cast pins and we will also create a proof for your approval!