Advanced Plastic Assembly Services at Global Plastics
In addition to plastic welding services, Global Plastics offers a range of other secondary At Global Plastics we don’t limit our services to merely plastic injection molding a part and putting it in a box. We pride ourselves on offering an ever-changing array of secondary operations to benefit our customer clients. When a need arises that can be served by establishing a new secondary operation service, you can rest assured Global Plastics will make it happen. In our way of thinking, that’s just good business.
A Collaborative Partnership to Meet Your Needs
What if the feature could be achieved through a secondary operation? What are the long-term cost implications of making a new mold versus an ongoing secondary operation to add the required feature? Could the secondary operation serve as a temporary transition service to keep production going while a new mold is created? At Global Plastics we’ll work with you to think through and answer these questions to help you make the best business decision possible. Below are some of the current secondary operations we offer to assist clients with specific needs:
We’ve worked with customer clients who have experienced the scenario mentioned above. An additional feature needs to be incorporated into the part as soon as possible, but the current production mold doesn’t include that feature and the client isn’t ready to make an entirely new mold. Depending on the type of plastic used to create the piece, traditional CNC machining may be the fastest and most cost-effective way to cut the feature into each plastic part after it has been injection molded.
In many cases, additional work is needed after a plastic piece has been injection molded to achieve the final look and aesthetic you desire. Several decoration techniques are available as secondary operations at Global Plastics, including the following:
- Laser Engraving/Etching: The heat from a precision laser beam melts the surface of the plastic part just enough to leave an indentation in the desired pattern, whether it’s the company logo or a QR code with product information.
- Labeling: If you want the molded plastic part to carry a label so it’s ready for resale at its destination, we can apply those labels as a secondary operation at Global Plastics rather than sending it elsewhere for labeling.
- Pad Printing: When you need the appearance of your final plastic part to include more than one color, pad printing is the fastest and most cost-effective way to achieve it. Pad printing (also called stamping) is also easier to adapt to cover curves and rounded edges than screen printing.
- Hot Stamping: This is another way to change the final appearance of a plastic injection molded piece, including color, texture, or giving it a metallic look with specific films and foils. The ink is applied at high temperatures to ensure a superior bond of ink to plastic, resulting in a durable finish.
Kitting Services to Streamline Your Supply Chain and Reduce Costs
If your company needs multiple plastic parts or components that we’ve made by injection molding to be bagged or packaged together so they’re ready for sale, we can do this for you. The advantages of including kitting as a secondary operation to your project are obvious. It takes the pressure off your company of having to find and pay for kitting labor, which can be a real challenge in a tight labor market. It simplifies your supply chain by removing the need to send the parts off to another vendor just for kitting services. We can also use your branded packaging reducing packaging waste and cost. Every link added to your supply chain represents another point of risk for bottlenecks, delays, and potential mistakes.