Metal keychains introduction
Metal keychains are durable, stylish, and versatile accessories that can be customized with logo, name, or design. They are also great for promotional purposes, as they can help spreading brand awareness and create a lasting impression on customers.
The production process of metal keychains is to process metal materials into small ornaments of various shapes and patterns, and then connect them with key rings, forming a practical and decorative item. The production process of metal keychains generally includes the following steps:
According to the customer’s needs or market trends, design the shape, size, color, pattern and other details of the metal keychain, and make a design drawing or sample. The design drawing or sample can be made using computer software or hand-drawn, or refer to existing metal keychain products or other related artworks. The design should consider the aesthetics, creativity, practicality, durability and other factors of the metal keychain.
According to the design drawing or sample, select the appropriate metal material (such as copper, iron, zinc alloy, etc.), and use mechanical or manual tools to cut, stamp, cast, carve and other methods to make the mold of the metal keychain. The mold is an important tool for forming the blank of the metal keychain. It determines the basic shape and structure of the metal keychain. The mold can be divided into single-sided mold and double-sided mold. The single-sided mold can only make metal keychains with patterns on one side, and the double-sided mold can make metal keychains with patterns on both sides. The mold making requires accuracy and meticulousness to ensure the quality and consistency of the metal keychain blank.
Heat the metal material to a molten state, and then use pressure to inject the molten metal liquid into the mold. After cooling and solidifying, take out the blank of the metal keychain. Die casting is the key step to transform the metal material into the blank of the metal keychain. It requires controlling the temperature, pressure, time and other parameters to ensure that the metal liquid fully fills the mold and does not produce bubbles, shrinkage holes and other defects. The die-cast metal keychain blank usually needs to undergo deburring, degreasing, deoxidizing and other cleaning processes to remove impurities and stains on the surface.
Use a polishing machine or sandpaper to polish off the burrs, unevenness, oxide layer and other uneven parts on the surface of the metal keychain blank, making its surface smooth and flat. Polishing is a necessary step to improve the surface texture and gloss of the metal keychain. It can improve the appearance and feel of the metal keychain blank, and also provide a good foundation for subsequent electroplating and painting. When polishing, pay attention to the control of strength and direction to prevent damage to the metal keychain blank or affect its original shape and pattern.
In order to improve the corrosion resistance and aesthetics of the metal keychain, electroplating treatment is usually performed on the surface of the metal keychain, making it show different colors and luster, such as gold, silver, bronze, etc. Electroplating is a process that uses electric current to deposit ions of one metal on the surface of another metal. It can change the surface properties and appearance effects of the metal keychain. When electroplating, factors such as electrolyte ratio, voltage size, time length, etc., all influence the quality of electroplating layer.
According to the design drawing or sample, use a spray gun or hand-painted paint to paint different colors of paint on the surface of the metal keychain, forming various patterns and texts, such as national flags, LOGO, names, etc. Enamel paint are often used for painting. Painting is an important step to increase the personalization and artistry of the metal keychain. It can add different styles and meanings to the metal keychain according to the customer’s preferences or themes. When painting, pay attention to details such as paint selection, color matching, pattern positioning, etc., to ensure that the painting effect is beautiful and clear.
Connect the metal keychain with the key ring, and complete the assembly work. If necessary, small ornaments such as beads, crystals, pendants, etc are added to the key ring. Assembly is the last step to combine the metal keychain with other accessories, forming a complete product. It can increase the functionality and diversity of the metal keychain. When assembling, pay attention to factors such as key ring and small ornament selection, size, quantity, position, etc., to ensure that the metal keychain is harmonious and beautiful as a whole.
How to order metal keychains
The easiest way to place an order from Jiayue Pins our company is by sending us your requirements to our online quote request form or emailing us.