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The various mould texturing possibilities of Pel plastic are:
By means of this treatment of metallic surfaces through photo-engraving you can reproduce logos and symbols, copy samples and writings, recreate natural surfaces as imitation leather and wood, create unique and exclusive patterns.
Pel Plastic created a new technology: the three-dimensional engraving. This process consists in repeating several times the engraving phase, creating in this way different depth levels; the result is a finishing with a smoother and more natural aspect.
A laser system for deep engravings. Lasering is practically indifferent to the chemical composition of the material or to the possible surface treatments.
ELETTROGRAF 2000, a complete package of services that includes the raw material, the graphite, and the photo-engraving on electrodes with logos, writings and symbols.
Using special chemical baths it is possible to increase or decrease the gloss value following your own requirements.
Pro-tex is an embossed film that can be applied on printed parts or on prototypes, and allows to simulate the aesthetic impact of the texture on the final product, without having to engrave the mold.
Appling geometrical texture avoiding the presence of direction changements and unaesthetic seams.
Through the use of dedicated softwares they are able to offer to the customer a photo-realistic simulation of the final textured product.
In order to obtain the best results from photo-engraving, it is necessary that the mold surface is free from mill marks, EDM and tenifer. These residues must be eliminated with a proper treatment: the polishing.
Chemical nickelplating; With this process we apply an even and smooth nickel layer on the metallic surface. The standard thickness is 15-20 μ (micron).
In some cases we suggest the chrome-plating. This treatment is particularly suitable for hardened molds, because on this kind of surface chrome has a better grip than nickel and produces a better brightness.
Photo-engraving used to improve the functionality of an object, increasing the grip, masking the printing defects, and reducing the percentage of the production rejections, today its aim is to improve the aesthetic effect, offering to designers and engineers another tool to create original products which can foresee trend and create new fashions.
From EDM like finishes to geometrical effects, from imitation leather patterns to imitation wood, you can range without limits, creating or reproducing every subject.