How Badges Are Made at Smith & Warren
Each badge is manufactured in our 27,000-square-foot facility in White Plains, New York. All badges are 100% U.S.A. made and are handcrafted by skilled artisans, carefully inspected, and held to the highest quality standards in the industry.
Production begins within 24 hours after you place your order (or, if ID is required, within 24 hours of your ID being verified).
Tool & Die
All badges get their design, shape, and style from a steel die. Smith & Warren employs the finest badge designers and tool makers in the country. They combine modern technology and traditional craftsmanship to deliver highly detailed dies and tools at an affordable cost.
The next crucial phase in badge manufacturing is metal stamping. This is where the badges truly take form. A steel die is pressed into a blank piece of brass by a hydraulic press to form the impression of the badge. All parts used to assemble a Smith & Warren badge are stamped on premises in a safe and efficient environment. All stamping presses are outfitted with the latest safety and quality control technology to ensure your badges are consistently produced to the highest quality standards.
Next in the production line, Smith & Warren badges are engraved on state-of-the-art CNC equipment by highly trained personnel. Every badge is triple-checked for accuracy and appearance of engraved lettering.
The journey of a badge continues to the assembly phase, which is all done on the premises. The soldering, enameling, and polishing staff includes top professionals from the famed NYC jewelry industry. Every badge is hand-crafted by these skilled artisans, carefully inspected, and held to the highest quality standards in the industry.
Approaching the final stages of production, metal finishing is all done on premises in a state-of-the-art electroplating facility. The latest equipment is used to finish badges with a uniformly thick and durable precious metal coating. To learn more about finishes, please click here.
Ensuring our promise of high quality and reliability, badges pass through numerous rigorous quality control stations throughout production. Prior to shipment, each badge is carefully inspected by hand for quality, accuracy, and completeness, so your new Smith & Warren badge is exactly what you ordered.
Smith & Warren exemplifies excellence in badge manufacturing, expertly blending traditional craftsmanship with advanced technology. Every stage, from the initial tool and die process to the final quality control checks, is carried out with meticulous precision in our White Plains facility. Our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship ensures that each badge is not just a symbol of authority and honor but also a testament to the dedication and skill of those who craft them. When you receive your Smith & Warren badge, you're holding a legacy of excellence, a durable emblem crafted with pride, especially for you.