The aluminum in-mold process begins with aluminum decorated in the flat sheet. The decorated aluminum is stamped, formed and placed in a mold. A plastic resin is shot behind the aluminum nameplate or trim creating an intimate bond. Stabilizers are used as part size increases to minimize shrinkage.
Aluminium in-mold eliminates the need for secondary bonding processes. In addition, back side features can be molded during the molding process. Extra care is required in part design when addressing parting lines and visible edges.