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Texturing begins with any type of mold. Working from a variety of patterns, and designs, a mold surface is engraved. The result is a final product with a richer, dimensional quality. Any size product can be textured. From the interior panel of automobiles, to the smallest of recreational and household products, texturing has proved to be the best way of reproducing a great number of designs.
Mold Finish  
Mold surfaces to be textured should have a 240 emery finish free of scratches or rough grinding marks. For proper etching results, all the oxide scale layer from Electrical Discharge Machining must be removed from the surface that is to be textured. It is also necessary to strip chrome-plated molds before texturing.


Polished Surfaces  
Molds that require a polished surface should, whenever possible, be polished after texturing. If a mold requires heat treating we recommend that this process be done after the mold has been textured.

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Minimal draft on sidewalls could present a problem. The solution is to keep graining shallow. Areas more critical than others should be kept even shallower. It is improtant to allow 1 degree - 1 1/2 degree draft for every .001 depth of etch.


When it is necessary that a mold be welded, the mold should be pre-heated to 900 degrees F, and the filler material being used should be the same as the mold material. Special care must be taken not to bench the weld beneath the original etching. However, any variations resulting from the welding process can be corrected.

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Glass Bead Blasting  
Any variety of gloss level can be applied to your plastic part by using different Bead Blast Grits on your mold surface. When a specific gloss must be maintained, it is important to send us the spec. numbers or a sample part with the required gloss on it.


Photo Processing  
Photo-process enables us to duplicate a wide variety of texturing patterns. You may select from our own collection of patterns, or we can create any new patterns that you have fashioned.

Lettering, numbers, logos, emblems, and special designs will give your product its distinctive idnetifying character. Also, by texturing multiple molds we can help you develop a complete matching line of products.


Texturing Saves  
The cost of manufacturing a completely new tool far exceeds the cost of having the old tool textured. Thus, for a small investment, a manufacturer can achieve a new look for his product while increasing its sales appeal.

Engraving Molds for Plastics  
Engraving molds for plastics is especially beneficial. Sinks and production flaws show up easily on plain, untextured plastic, and smooth polished plastic scratches easily. Flaws and scratches disappear in a textured surface. This means LOWER PRODUCTION COSTS for you, as you

(1) Reduce rejections

(2) Minimize scrap loss

(3)Eliminate costly mold finishing.


Base materials that are adaptable to etching fall into ferrous and non-ferrous categories. The metals most widely used are P-20 Steel, Kirksite, Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Zinc, Beryllium, and Nickle.

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