Insert Molding

Insert molding is used to decorate plastic parts with complex 3D shapes. The film is shaped by thermoforming using heat and vacuum. (additional pressure is an option). After forming, the unnecessary area is trimmed off. The formed and trimmed film (preform) is inserted in the injection mold. Resin is injected to achieved the decorated finished part.

Features and benefits

  • Can be used with many plastic resins and complex part shapes
  • Low investment compared to a painting, plating or hydrographics line
  • Many finishes can come from one injection mold