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Injection Moulding Surface Finishes

Discover the surface textures and post-processing options
available for your injection moulded parts.

Injection moulding surface finishes
ISO & IATF accredited
Rapid tooling and full-scale production
All in-house processes
SPI and VDI finishes

SPI Mould Finishes

We offer any type of SPI finish — glossy (A), semi-glossy (B), matte (C) and textured (D). View our SPI guide chart and recommended finish for each material.

Surface texture and surface finishing options for rapid injection molding

Post-Processing Options

 

ColourDescription
Chrome PlatingSilver-gray MetallicWe can apply a chrome plated finish to hard plastics like ABS to create an attractive metallic aesthetic.
Spray PaintingBlack, Pantone/RAL coloursSpray painting is the simplest and most cost-effective way to add colour to plastic parts.
Pad PrintingBlack, Pantone/RAL coloursPad printing is a flexible and cost-effective method to add designs or tiny, delicate lettering to your injection moulded parts.
Silk ScreeningBlack, Pantone/RAL coloursSilk screen printing is a great way to apply detailed designs and patterns in multiple colours onto the part.
Heat StakingHeat staking is used to insert components, such as threaded inserts, into the plastic part.

Chrome Plating

Electroplating is a surface finish that can only be applied to hard plastics such as ABS. As it can be expensive to chrome plate plastic, unless there are strict appearance requirements, we generally do not recommend it.

rapid injection molded abs

Painting

While colour pellets are an option, they can be expensive. Typically, injection moulded parts are painted for decorative purposes or to cover surface defects. The three main part-painting methods include spray painting, powder coating and silk screening.

plastic injection moulded enclosure with a blue painted surface finish

Surface Finish FAQs

At HLH Rapid, we offer a wide range of in-house surface finishing options, including:

  • SPI Finishes
  • VDI Finishes
  • Chrome Plating
  • Spray Painting
  • Silk Screening
  • Pad Printing
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