Design Services

Custom Metal Design
with Design Animation & Finish Visualisation

Here at Merit,

we offer an extensive metal die and badge design service from West Midland, UK. Our skilled and knowledgeable metal design team can help to conceptualise and manufacture your products. We understand the issues relating to creating striking, die-stamped, and cast products and can turn your ideas and rough sketches into fully formed products for sample.

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CAD vector generation and final coin rendering.

Our Design Process

Merit Badge, renowned for its expertise in badge design services, goes beyond mere aesthetics to create emblems that are synonymous with identity, pride, and recognition. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail is evident in every badge we craft, making us a trusted partner for various organisations and individuals seeking bespoke badge designs.

Understanding the diverse needs of our clients, we offer a range of services that encompass different styles, materials, and finishes. From elegant enamel badges that capture intricate designs with a polished finish to embroidered patches perfect for uniforms or casual wear, our portfolio is as varied as it is exceptional. We cater to a multitude of sectors including corporate businesses, educational institutions, clubs, charities, and for personal commemoration, ensuring that each badge we create is perfectly aligned with the client's specific requirements.

Our design process is deeply collaborative. We begin by thoroughly understanding your vision, values, and the message you wish to convey through the badge. This collaborative approach allows us to create designs that are not just visually striking but also resonate with the intended audience. Our designers, equipped with the latest in design technology, bring a mix of creativity and technical expertise to the table.

Quality is paramount at Merit Badge. We employ rigorous quality control measures to ensure that each badge is of the highest standard, from the precision of the design to the durability of the materials. Our badges are designed to endure, maintaining their appearance and integrity over time, which makes them not just products but lasting tokens of affiliation and achievement.

In today’s fast-paced and visually driven world, the power of branding and visual identity cannot be overstated. Merit Badge has established itself as a leader in this realm, offering bespoke badge design services that go far beyond mere aesthetics. Our approach is rooted in the belief that a badge is not just a piece of insignia, but a storytelling device, a means of celebration, and a builder of community. Our badges serve as powerful tools for organisations and individuals alike, helping to forge a deeper connection with their audience or membership.

Each design is meticulously crafted to encapsulate the essence of your brand or the spirit of your event, ensuring that it resonates with and is memorable to your audience. We understand that a badge is a representation of identity, an emblem of pride, and in many cases, a symbol of achievement and belonging. This understanding drives us to create designs that are rich in meaning and symbolism.

2D CAD The Foundation of Project Design and Execution

At the outset of any project, 2D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) serves as a pivotal tool. It offers a flexible platform for generating vectors compatible with various software programs, facilitating the rapid rendering of designs for approval of materials and aesthetics. Additionally, 2D CAD is instrumental in digitally modifying artwork through advanced digital painting techniques. A significant aspect of its functionality lies in its capability to meticulously prepare artwork files for printing, ensuring precision and quality in the final product.

Examples of 2D CAD.

3D CAD Enhancing Product Analysis with Comprehensive Visualisation

Examples of 3D CAD

3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) enables detailed product analysis by allowing views from every angle. It adeptly applies textures to models, ensuring realistic representation without distortion.

In die design, 3D CAD's sophisticated tools, like height analysis, are crucial for early identification and resolution of potential issues, enhancing design quality and feasibility.

3D Rendering Elevating Material Finish Visualisation for Informed Decision-Making

3D models are meticulously rendered to provide a comprehensive understanding of various material finishes. This rendering process plays a vital role in presenting the product in an array of materials and finishes.

It empowers clients with the necessary visual insights, enabling them to make well-informed choices regarding the material specifications for the final product.

Examples of 3D rendering

Animation Advanced Visualisation for Enhanced Product Understanding

An example of 3D animation techniques featuring a Sherlock Holmes concept coin

At Merit, the integration of sophisticated animation techniques into our design process plays a crucial role in enhancing the client's comprehension and engagement with the final product. By employing animation, we offer a detailed and dynamic representation of the product, combining views from multiple angles with meticulously chosen materials and finishes. This approach provides an immersive understanding of the product, delivering an experience that closely mimics physical interaction.

Animations are designed with flexibility to cater to specific client needs. They can be programmed to traverse a predefined path around the product, thereby drawing attention to specific features or areas of special interest. Alternatively, animations can adopt a 'turntable' style, where the product is rotated against a static viewpoint, offering a 360-degree perspective. This method is particularly effective in showcasing the product's design in a comprehensive and uninterrupted manner.

Beyond mere visualisation, our animations serve as a powerful communication tool. They enable clients to visualise the end product in real-world scenarios, anticipate its functionality and appreciate the intricacies of its design. This level of understanding is vital for making informed decisions during the development process, ensuring that the final product not only meets but exceeds client expectations.

3D Printing Precision Additive Manufacturing from Digital Models

Examples of 3D printed wax models

3D printing offers a tangible, physical representation of the end product, typically realised in materials such as wax or plastic.

Upon approval of this prototype, the model serves as a blueprint for creating moulds, which are instrumental in the production of castings.

These castings are the precursors to the finished product, thereby playing a pivotal role in the overall manufacturing process.

Expert in Licensed Product Development: Adhering to Brand Guidelines and Style Guides at Merit

At Merit, we specialise in the development of licensed products, demonstrating a profound understanding of and adherence to established brand guidelines and style guides.

Our experience in this area ensures that every product we develop aligns seamlessly with the specific requirements and standards of the licensing brand, guaranteeing both quality and brand consistency.

A collection of licensed product coins and medals.

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