Surface Finishes

injection molding surface finishes 

No matter what kind of surface finish you desire, Xcentric will be sure to exceed your expectations.

Available Surface Finishes from Xcentric

  • B3 320 Paper
  • B2 400 Paper
  • MT-11020 Heavy Bead Blast
  • MT-11010 Light Bead Blast
  • A3 Smooth Finish
  • A2 Optical Smooth Finish

During the part design consider the relationship between cost, lead time and surface finish. Typically higher level finishes like A3 or A2 will increase the tooling cost significantly.

Surface finishes play a key role in both function as well as the look and feel.  Parts that are hidden in the assembly may not require a surface finish at all.  In contrast, exposed components might need to be visually appealing.

If your parts will not be visible in the end product a lower finish option is typically selected.

Injection Molding Surface Finishes

Xcentric offers a wide range of  surface finish options.   In addition to surface finish we can add custom colors to virtually any material  we can also custom match colors from a sample.

If you are working on a project that may require painting as a final process considering molded-in color can often be achieved for a much lower price than traditional painting labor and material costs.  If you must paint your plastic parts select a resin that paints easily and preferably one that does not require surface etching and/or primer.

Xcentric Mold offers a variety of surface finishes to add function as well as cosmetics to your finished plastic injection molded parts.  Whether you require a mirror like gloss finish or a textured finish for grip and usability we have the available solution for your plastic part needs.

Talk to one of our sales engineers to see where we can help ensure your part design is mold-able or that it can be manufactured.  They can also help you with surface finish questions.