In the metal name plates industry, commonly used metals include aluminum, aluminum alloy, stainless steel, iron, copper, brass, nickel, etc. Among them, materials such as stainless steel and galvanized sheet have high strength, long service life, and can be welded.
Metal nameplates are mostly the materials of choice for large outdoor signs.
Commonly used processes include stamping, forging, polishing, polishing, sandblasting, electroplating, oxidation, silk screen printing, engraved, and die casting.
Metal signs are currently the most common sign products of metal plate manufacturers.
Common metal nameplates mainly include an aluminum nameplates, stainless steel nameplates, electroforming signs, zinc alloy logos, etched signs, Diamond carved signs, engraving signs, CD pattern labels, etc.
Let’s take an aluminum sign from a foreign customer as an example to show you how to make an aluminum metal nameplate.
|Step 1||cut the material, cut a large sheet of aluminum material into a certain proportion of the product size for use.|
|Step 2||Washing, soak the raw materials in degreasing water with a good proportion for 25 minutes, then put them in clean water to remove oil and grease, and finally put them in a 180° oven and bake for 5 minutes until the water is dry.|
|Step 3||printing white, install the 120T screen on the debugged automatic screen printing machine, use an electrostatic wheel to remove the surface dust, and then use 4002 hardware white oil to print white, after the printing is completed, put the product on the tunnel furnace to bake and bake After baking, put it in the 180°oven and bake for 15 minutes|
|Step 4||printing red, the steps are similar to the third step, except that the ink color is changed to red.|
|Step 5||printing blue, the steps are similar to the third step, except that the ink color is changed to blue.|
|Step 6||printing black, the steps are similar to the third step, except that the ink color is changed to black.|
|Step 7||Bake, put the product in a 180°oven and bake for 30 minutes. After the baking is completed, randomly select a few products to do 50 rounds of MEK test to prevent ink loss during the stamping process.|
|Step 8||Apply the film, install the 80A protective film on the laminating machine, put the product after passing the methyl ethyl ketone 100 grid on the laminating machine to ensure that the film does not wrinkle, and the operator performs Divide.|
|Step 9||drilling, debugging the punching machine to automatically position and punch, the operator checks the hole positioning to ensure that the hole deviation is not greater than 0.05mm.|
|Step 10||stamping embossing, put the product flat into a 25T punch for stamping, the embossing height is according to the drawing.|
|Last step||full inspection + packaging|
Among the products of metal signs, aluminum signs are cost-effective and affordable. The main processes are stamping and spraying, bump spraying, polishing and wire drawing, and the quality of backing is guaranteed for 3-5 years.
The application range is very wide. It is often used for doors, windows, kitchens, furniture, wooden doors, electrical appliances, lights, and boutique decorations.
If you need a metal nameplate, it can withstand harsh environments and keep it in good condition after direct contact, such as sunlight, rain, snow, dust, dirt and chemicals, then aluminum signage is your best choice;
Aluminum can survive when exposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun and can even resist the corrosion properties of certain chemicals, so aluminum is also resistant to rust.
Aluminum is extremely lightweight;
If you need a lightweight metal, then aluminum is what you need. Aluminum nameplates are very light and can be easily installed on walls and doors using adhesives. Other metals may be quite heavy and require the use of mounting screws and rivets.
If you don’t want to make holes in the wall or mount your metal plate on the door, aluminum is definitely your choice, because it can be installed without these heavy hardware.
One of the most prominent advantages of aluminum is its low cost. You can use aluminum nameplates to save costs for other plates, and a small portion of them can use other types of metals or materials.
In this way, you can not only get a high-quality metal nameplate to create demand, but also save costs.
Aluminum nameplates can be presented in many different ways. You can create your design in these plates.
In many different places, you can also choose to use sandblasting, spraying, electroplating, wire drawing, engraving, etching, and silk screen printing, anodizing and other more processes to make aluminum signs.It’s very changeable.
Custom-made anodized aluminum signs are highly decorative, malleable, and can be easily bent.
If the customized anodized aluminum sign is used indoors, it will not change color for a long time, will not corrode, oxidize, and rust.
The anodized aluminum sign has high surface hardness, good scratch resistance, and presents an oil-free effect, which can highlight the metallic luster and improve product quality and added value.
Anodized signs are not easy to get dirty, easy to clean, and will not produce corrosion spots.
|Surface treatment of aluminum signage||Uses of aluminum tag|
|Approval of flowers||Electronic signage (mobile phone, etc.)|
|CD pattern||Electrical signs (microwave ovens, etc.)|
|Sandblasting||Mechanical equipment signs (barometric thermometer, etc.)|
|Polishing||Signs of household appliances (air conditioning, etc.)|
|Drawing||Automotive equipment signs (navigators, etc.)|
|High light cutting||Office supplies signs (door, etc.)|
|Anodic oxidation||Bathroom signs (faucets, showers, etc.)|
|Two-color anodizing||Sound signs (JBL sound, etc.)|
|Luggage signs (Kadi Crocodile, etc.)|
|Wine bottle label (Wuliangye, etc.)|
|Electronic cigarette shell signs (only it, etc.)|
During this type of installation, there must be two holes for mounting feet on the panel of your product.
The double-sided adhesive is attached directly after the label is produced by us (there are ordinary adhesives, 3m adhesives, Nitto adhesives and other options)
Holes can be punched on the label, which can be directly installed with nails and rivets.
Tap the foot directly behind the label, and then put the screw up. This is mainly used for audio products
A small piece of stainless steel name plate, seemingly simple, but it actually contains material selection, thickness selection, process selection, material processing, process processing, font and LOGO processing and other aspects.
The production process is often stamping, etching or printing. It is cost-effective and caters to the trend. It has abrasive yarn corrosion and its high-gloss process. In addition, it uses a strong adhesive to paste, which is very convenient to use.
The stainless nameplate has a metallic texture, a high-end feel, and is lighter, showing a stylish and modern quality. Stainless steel texture is durable, very suitable for outdoor products.
It is corrosive and resistant to dents. Its strength makes it very suitable for industrial data or nameplates and information labels.
1. Stainless steel signs have good anti-rust effect and long service life
2. Stainless steel signs have good appearance and look relatively high-end
3. Stainless steel signs are distinguished between brushed and shiny
4. The stainless steel sign has a metallic texture and is very high-end atmosphere
5. Strong corrosion resistance, can resist the corrosion of acid, alkali, salt and other compounds
6. Heat resistance, wear resistance and cleaning resistance
7. Strong metal texture, giving a noble effect
There’re various tainless steel label material , commonly used stainless steel material is: 201, 202, 301, 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 310S, 410, 430, 439, and so on, the most commonly used is 304 stainless steel material.
The surface effects of stainless steel signs include mirror, matte, sand, brushed, net, twill, CD, three-dimensional bumps and other surface style effects; there are many exquisite styles and a variety of choices!
Stainless steel has the properties of high temperature resistance, acid and alkali resistance, corrosion resistance, oxidation resistance, and resistance to deformation.
The process of using electrolysis to attach a layer of metal film to the surface of the parts, thereby preventing metal oxidation, improving wear resistance, conductivity, light reflection, corrosion resistance and enhancing aesthetics.
It can be divided into shallow etching and deep etching. The shallow etching is generally below 5C.
The screen printing process is used to form the etching pattern! Deep etching refers to the etching with a depth of 5C or more.
This kind of etching pattern has obvious unevenness and has a strong feel to the touch. Generally, the photosensitive etching method is used;
Because the deeper the corrosion, the greater the risk, so The deeper the corrosion, the more expensive the price!
laser engraving is a surface treatment process, similar to screen printing and pad printing, it is a surface treatment process that burns patterns or text on the surface of the product.
Electroplating is the process of using electrolysis to deposit metal or alloy on the surface of the workpiece to form a uniform, dense, and good bonding metal layer, which is called electroplating. The simple understanding is the change or combination of physics and chemistry.
Kitchenware, furniture, home appliances, knives, machinery and equipment, clothing, hotels, gates, automobile industry and other enterprises.