Whether you want stainless steel name badges annealed with your business name and logo or wooden ones engraved with the same information, we can do it for you!
Let us know your material of choice and quantity and we’ll let you know how much it will be to cut, engrave/anneal/mark and ship to you. Whatever you see on this website at any size, we can cut down smaller for your own very personal and unique stainless steel name badges.
There are a lot of options available so let’s take a quick look at the majors.
- Anodized aluminium (fiber marked red, black, gold, green… )
- Acrylic (clear, colored, 1/8th inch)
- Stainless Steel (fiber annealed is the best option)
- Wood (3/32nd inch Alder, Cherry, Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, Maple, Pine)
Once the material is decided upon, the next step is the size, we have a few stock plates and suggestions but afterwards, you’ll want to decide upon magnets or pins to hold it to your chest.
The advantage of magnets is that they don’t damage your clothing and also look better but if you have a heavy coat or move around a lot, pins might be a better choice.
Case Study: Name Badges for DM High Voltage Robotics Team 2852!
If you want a bit of background about DM’s High Voltage Robotics Team 2852, READ THIS. My nephew is part of this team and they needed name badges for their various competitions… anodized aluminium looks good but nothing beats the finish of stainless steel so that’s what we used for all 26 students!
The first step in CNC laser annealing using our fiber laser tube 26 individual stainless steel name badges run off a names database is to make a jig. Sure, we could have done them one at a time but this was a far more efficient use of time though it requires a bit more set-up initially.
The jig was made out of 3 mm hardboard, this is where the power of our Austrian Trotec Speedy 400 flexx really shines… we can make the jig using our CO2 laser source than fiber anneal the stainless steel name badges. If we only had one CNC laser source, generally CO2 is the default, this wouldn’t be possible.
Once the jig is done, it’s time to take it off the cutting bed, make a quick change and use our vacuum aluminium table instead, both are vacuum but the tags are small and best to have a flat surface without grid holes for them resting onto. In this case, you’ll see we also cut out the outline of the jig, this is to make sure everything is STRAIGHT.
Scrap isn’t always straight… this isn’t needed but it’s a quick process that leads to less problems down the road.
Our quick and dirty jig looks great! Here’s the video to show you how this was done.
Now that the jig is behind us, let’s load it up with stainless steel name badges blanks and anneal them!
After things are focused and the lens changed (we have a specific lens we use for all our metal production), the names of all the students was taken from the database provided and pushed through into our job software which is a major times savings. We don’t need to type all these stainless steel name badges out one at a time which may cause spelling mistakes!
The stainless steel name badges came out great, we had 26 to do but our jig only held 25 so we made an additional “run” of one after this was completed.
The lighting is playing with our badges but the quality is awesome.
The students will have their new stainless steel name badges with a magnetic clip on the back of them, this saves them from damaging their cloths while wearing this.
The tricky part about applying magnetic backings onto stainless steel name badges is that they really want to stick to them even without the double sided tape so a steady hand is needed to keep things properly aligned. Need some custom name badges made? Contact CNCROi.com today!