Here's a sampling of secondary operations we offer:
- Annealing Plastic
- Moisture Conditioning
- Threaded Inserts
- Ultrasonic Welding Plastic
- Mechanical Assembly
- Product Painting
- Pad Printing
- Hydro Dipping
When your project requires a complete supply chain solution, Thogus’s secondary operations are there to fine-tune your product post-production.
Thogus’s white-glove service doesn’t stop after your product is produced. Whether you need help with annealing plastic, threaded inserts for plastic, ultrasonic welding plastic parts, or treatment for your injection molded part postproduction, our wide array of secondary operations has you covered.
When your custom plastic injection molding project is complete, why not take the extra steps to improve your plastic part? We have the in-house capabilities to handle post-mold treatments and assembly operations and employ strategic vendor partners for decorative services.
Choosing to take advantage of our postproduction secondary services means improved quality and performance. Here are our treatment options below:
Post mold part treatments are done to a product following a custom plastic injection molding project to improve the plastics’ or product’s performance or quality.
The process of heating or implementing chemical treatments to a plastic product to relieve internal stresses and prevent dimensional product shifts.
Hygroscopic plastics are often brittle after being molded because the moisture gets absorbed during the molding process. Moisture conditioning helps hydrate plastic parts revitalizing toughness and reducing stiffness.
Heavy-weighted or thick plastic products typically retain excessive amounts of heat during the injection molding process. Dispatching this heat during or after the injection molding process can cause long cycle times or dimensional warps, but by storing your plastic parts in a fixture after being molded allows the shape to stay intact while cooling off.
Assembly operations either adds components to a plastic product or add the plastic product to components for later use.
Threaded inserts are used to add screw threads to parts that require thread strengths greater than plastic threads. The inserts are typically made out of brass or aluminum and are then welded onto the part.
Ultrasonic Welding Plastic
Sonic welding uses sonic waves and amplified sounds that create high-frequency vibrations used to melt plastic and weld together with another component.
Rather than welding parts together, mechanical assembly combines two components to form a customized assembly.
Decoration services improve a products cosmetic appearance or performance.
Just as it sounds, product painting adds a little color to your plastic parts.
Pad printing is a method where a uniquely shaped ink pad is developed and pressed onto plastic parts or products. (ex: warning labels, trademarks, copy)
Plating is a process where a metal substance is coated onto a product’s surface and is meant to improve plastic reflectiveness and/or give plastic a metal look.
Plastic products can often be hydro dipped or dunked into a water bath that has a thin layer or printed ink laid on the surface. This process has the capability of producing designs or patterns like what can be printed on ink printers today.