Choosing the Right Finish for Your Injection Molded Parts

With the wide variety of surface finishes and treatments offered by Xometry, we've got your injection molded parts covered.

By Blair Staunton · November 02, 2017

All molds are machined and then ground, bead blasted or polished depending on the requirements. The Society of the Plastics Industry has produced a set of standard mold finishes to allow the customer to order exactly the desired finish from the molder. 

Injection Molding finishes

Unless otherwise specified, an injection molded part will have an “as-machined” surface finish. However, most injection molds require additional processing to achieve a desired surface finish or texture. 

Xometry offers a wide variety of surface finishes and additional mold textures to ensure that your parts meet all of their structural and cosmetic requirements.

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