This is where we make you shine, to whatever degree you desire. No matter what level of finish you require, Bales will deliver the right solution, on time, with the highest of standards. Our engineers will pay attention to every detail of your project — whether preparing the mold of a highly visible part or readying your tool or dies for release, abrasion or corrosion applications.
One of our specialties. We provide diamond finishes to produce the finest finish on molds and components, producing highly visible or lens quality parts. The SPI A-2 is the most widely used diamond finish, providing good release and good visual parts. An SPI A-3 is a fine choice for release where a high-gloss appearance is not required. All diamond finishes work well with chrome and nickel coatings.
Next to diamond polishing, paper finishes are the second most refined finishes available. Paper finishes can produce a slightly reflective or glossy shine and very good release. They are often recommended for products that do not require a decorative or visual impact.
The most economical finish, stone finishes are also the first step in the process of creating both the paper and diamond finishes. Stone finishes provide good release but very little gloss to the plastic part. This is a good choice for strictly functional molded parts where aesthetics are of no importance.
When done properly, blasted finishes can produce some of the most interesting stipples and textures on mold surfaces. From a fine satin texture with varied degrees of gloss to a flat, no-gloss coarse stipple, Bales has the blast media to produce the proper finish for you. Blast finishes are also an excellent way to camouflage weld repairs and slight imperfections.
*SPI® is a registered trademark of the Society of Plastics Industry
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