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Aluminum In-mold Process for Nameplates and Badges The process of bonding plastic resin with a metal substrate is referred to as aluminum in-mold decorating. It is a premium option used to ensure dent resistance and durability. There is significant investment required for tooling operations ...
Premium Aluminum Trim = Simple Elegance A gear knob is one piece of trim which is touched every time a vehicle is put in motion. It makes sense that the expectation is for the gear knob to match the look and feel of the vehicle that it is directing.  Brushed aluminum is a common foundation to build ...
Aluminum Trim Attachment Options The front side of brand identification is discussed on a regular basis with solutions for finding just the right look for your nameplate or label. This post looks at the less decorative back side of aluminum trim and a common question that is asked. What options ...
Guest Blogger This article is part of a series of articles from my co-workers on their favorite nameplates. Garth Stockbauer, our guest blogger this week, chose an aluminum nameplate in the golf industry which incorporates mixing of materials between the metal nameplate and molded plastic resin for ...
Brushed Gun Metal Aluminum Gear Knob Sometimes it's the little things that capture attention and therefore make the most of a product's design. One of the neatest automotive trim pieces that we work with in my opinion are gear knobs. These are functional pieces of trim and yet they need to be ...
2013 Avalanche Black Diamond Badge Alignment of product branding is a critical consideration in your design. Round dials pose the challenge of not having a flat edge and can easily become off-center.  The 2013 Avalanche Black Diamond Badge illustrates one option among the many available for ...
The over-mold process unifies aluminum and plastic in a seamless manner, providing a unique way to identify your brand.  
The Volvo key fob integrates the same brushed metal finish used on the aluminum interior trim into its design.  The aluminum in-mold process is used to create a decorative piece combining metal and plastic into one component.  The raised plastic details are created using a through mold process. 
Mold In Graphics The Hummer sill plate needed to stand out as rugged and tough.  Aluminum in-mold was used to create a sillplate both durable and attractive.  A low gloss aluminum background featuring the Hummer logo created during the molding process results in a plastic logo being an integral ...

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