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Part of the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Series, this program includes information on the array of plastics finishing processes, arranging them into four categories degating, deflashing, cleaning, and decorating.
The degating section includes segments on manual degating and the various automated tooling devices.
The deflashing section covers the cutting and trimming, media blasting, and cryogenic deflashing processes.
The cleaning segment features the ways in which contaminants infiltrate the molding process and how parts are cleaned for secondary decorative operations.
The decoration section features lengthy process examinations of painting, plating, vacuum metallizing, pad printing, hot stamping, silk screening, and fill-and-wipe.
By Gary Conner
By George N Bullen FSME