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A common question when working with plastic overlays centers on options for backlit graphics. Many times the overlay is a gauge or instrument panel overlay which provide cautionary, indicator or information alerts to communicate with the user of the device. Perhaps a low fuel alert is needed to ...
Congratulations to the team at our Holmen division and all who work with the Stoneridge account. Our COO, Jon Walter, proudly took home two awards for Northern Engraving while attending the Supplier Awareness Conference in Tallinn, Estonia, in May. Northern Engraving received an award for ...
In-mold Decorating In-Mold or Insert-Mold Decoration (IMD) or Film Insert Molding (FIM) refers to the insertion of a printed graphic overlay into an injection mold.  The molding process encapsulates the film or overlay in  plastic.  It combines the advantages of decorative and functional graphics ...
Marine Gauges The mixed material Chaparral boat gauges integrate a decorated aluminum overlay with a backlit polycarbonate dial, resulting in a unique premium look.
Mixed Material: Faceplates, Gauges, Clusters and Dials Backlit aluminum dials are in demand for the aesthetic qualities and functionality they bring to gauge design.  Backlit gauges and dials are manufactured using a combination of a decorated aluminum overlay and a polycarbonate backer with ...
Spins on Aluminum Spun aluminum is a popular decorative process on nameplates, badges and dials.  Spinning is a mechanical process which creates a circular brush on the aluminum surface.  It is usually one of the first steps in the decorative process.  The spin can be applied selectively when a ...

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