Custom 3D Die Cast Pins

Unlike the conventional two-dimensional lapel pins, which feature just one raised and one recessed area, our cast 3D sculpting technique masterfully captures the intricate topographical contours. This allows for the creation of complex shapes and exquisite details, bringing to life the essence of animals, architectural marvels, and human faces with stunning clarity and depth.

Let's craft a symbol that truly represents your vision and values. Contact us today to begin the journey of transforming your ideas into exquisite, tangible art that leaves a lasting impression.

Cast Pins Manufacturing Process

Our custom lapel pins are crafted using a method that's beyond the traditional die-striking process, where a preset logo is mechanically imprinted onto a smooth metal blank. The innovative 3D die-cast lapel pins are manufactured using molten metal meticulously poured under high pressure into a bespoke mold of your design. This advanced technique ensures a flawless, smooth surface which helps to achieve unparalleled accuracy in the final product. The creation of molds for Cast 3D pins demands more time due to their complexity and the artisanal skill required in their handcrafting. Following the casting and hardening phase, the next step is the application of the plating, adding that final touch of elegance and durability.

The meticulous process of creating 3D die-cast lapel pin design not only elevates the quality but also enhances the depth and detail of your design, bringing it to life in a way that traditional methods cannot match. Whether you're looking to commemorate an event, celebrate achievements, or elevate your brand, these personalized pins offer a distinguished and sophisticated option.

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Looking for Custom Cast Pins?

A diecast pin is created through the process of casting, where a liquid form of the pin's base metal is poured into a premade custom mold, or "cast." Casting creates a three-dimensional pin from a variety of metals, including zinc and pewter.

What are the advantages of casting? Casting is a precise process that lends itself well to specific designs, especially when it comes to custom hard enamel pins. When a logo is cast rather than stamped, a smooth, intricate, and three-dimensional product is produced. Because of the details using a custom mold affords, casting is an excellent option for designs with fine lines, rounded or unique shapes, and life-like depictions. In addition to being an excellent option for designs with details, casted pins are less dense, and more lightweight than their stamped counterparts, making them great and affordable options that won't weigh you down or break the bank.

Made from Zinc or Pewter

When considering casting your custom pin into a custom mold, think about how your design will translate into a cast lapel pin. If your design features details and linework that don't need excess colors and finishes, but would stand alone as impressive as a sculpture, then casting is the right method for your design.

Will a design look good in 3D?

When casting a pin, you have a choice of using either zinc or 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. Spin casting allows for details not available with die-striking. Small cut-outs are easily achieved with this style. There is no better option for creating 3d designs as well.

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Ordering 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. Create pre-production samples and hold your design and inspecting it up close gives you the final opportunity to add any extra changes that might be needed. Our art department is always on hand to make changes to any design and is happy to do so at no cost to you.

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Custom 3D Die Cast Pins Gallery

Drawing on historical art traditions like sculpting and modeling that have evoked emotion and awe in people for centuries, die-cast lapel pins are nothing short of works of art. And similar to modeled clay or carved marble, die casting creates the same 3-dimensional renditions of a flat design. Through adding dimension, the tiny details of life and realism can be captured in the art. The cracks, folds, and texture lines of an elephant's skin can be represented in metal. The curls and waves of a person's hair can look and feel different from the rounded smoothness of their cheeks and forehead when cast with zinc or pewter. The ridges and recessions of a single feather can be layered together, tucked, and stacked with others just like it, forming a beautiful casted wing.

This ability to transform raw materials into the textures and dimensions of life is what makes our products at the Monterey Company stand out. Because we don't just create lapel pins, we create works of art that you can wear. Demonstrate the quality, inspiration, and innovation that represents your business, company, or cause by bringing your logo to life.

Adding Color

Incorporating color into your three-dimensional pin design is like adding sprinkles to the top of an ice cream sundae. It takes something that's already great and makes it even better. This color is often added to a design with both two and three-dimensional areas, on which the flat, recessed areas of the 2-dimensional sections are filled with vibrant shades. Then, emerging from the recessed and color-filled areas are the life-like, detailed 3D designs that stand out in striking contrast. This raised effect, in combination with the recessed color, draws extra attention to the 3D design. 

Another way to incorporate multiple shades into your 3D designs is through accenting with plating varieties. From real gold to antique bronze and shiny silver, the Monterey Company has everything you need to make an eye-catching piece that you, your employees, and your clientele will love to wear.

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Die Cast Pin Pricing

SIZE 100 200 300 500 750 1000 3000 5000 7500 10000
1/2" $3.22 $2.46 $1.78 $1.41 $1.28 $1.18 $1.00 $0.81 $0.78 $0.77
3/4" $3.43 $2.65 $1.95 $1.43 $1.33 $1.25 $1.08 $0.96 $0.96 $0.94
1" $3.47 $2.74 $2.03 $1.61 $1.46 $1.40 $1.20 $1.12 $1.11 $1.11
1 1/4" $3.66 $3.00 $2.36 $1.84 $1.75 $1.56 $1.34 $1.25 $1.25 $1.23
1 1/2" $3.80 $3.33 $2.52 $2.10 $1.82 $1.75 $1.55 $1.46 $1.46 $1.45
1 3/4" $4.01 $3.46 $2.64 $2.31 $2.16 $2.11 $1.92 $1.87 $1.85 $1.84
2" $4.58 $3.55 $3.15 $2.87 $2.72 $2.66 $2.47 $2.42 $2.41 $2.41
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Another way to incorporate multiple shades into your 3D designs is through accenting with plating varieties. From real gold to antique bronze, and shiny silver, the Monterey Company has everything you need to make an eye-catching piece that you, your employees, and your clientele will love to wear.

Let's Start Working On Your Custom Pin Today!

We manufacture the best 3D pins that money can buy but they will not break the bank! Regardless of pin size, you are guaranteed the highest quality product. Ready? contact us for a free quote or to place an order.