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

Mold Texturing

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.

Threaded Inserts

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.

Pad Printing

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

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.

Basic Assembly

At Protolabs, basic assembly includes fastening molded parts together that we’ve manufactured and/or applying of labels to individually bagged parts.

Resources

User Color Matching to Customize Molded Parts

Using custom colorant methods can help developers design molded parts that are pantone color-matched to their company’s specifications.

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Threaded Inserts with Heat Staking and Ultrasonic Welding

Get threaded inserts on injection molded parts for added durability and to connect multiple components together.

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Part Marking using Pad Printing and Laser Engraving

A common finishing option for companies is to mark parts using and printing or laser engraving.

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Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm’s Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes

Digital manufacturing helped HemoSonics aim to improve patient outcomes with its blood analysis machine, which is designed for use in critical care settings such as operating rooms.

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