Finishing Options for Injection Molding
Choose from a wide selection of finishing options for molding that strengthen parts, improve cosmetic appearance, provide customization, and other benefits.
Post-Processing for Molded Parts
Depending on your application's requirements, you can choose from the following when requesting an injection molding quote:
- Mold texturing
- Custom color matching
- Threaded inserts
- Pad printing
- Laser engraving
- Basic assembly
Apply industry standard textures to a mold. With mold texturing you can expect the equivalent of a Mold-Tech finish.
Custom Color Matching
Get colorant formulated to match a specific Pantone or supplied part sample. The color matching process is simple and fast.
We stock and install an assortment of commonly used standard inserts in UNF and metric sizes. A complete chart of stocked inserts is available here.
Transfer a two-dimensional image, like a company logo, onto a three-dimensional object. All images are reviewed for size, color, and complexity restrictions.
Laser engraving can be applied to the mold or directly to final parts for information such as logos or part numbers. Laser engraving ensures crisp, consistent information on each part or serialization.
At Protolabs, basic assembly includes fastening molded parts together that we’ve manufactured and/or applying of labels to individually bagged parts.