Trophy manufacturing process
Trophies are always in trend as they show victory. Definitely trophies are the pride for every individual whether he/she have won it in sports, education, entertainment or in any other field.
Before discussing the manufacturing process of the trophies, we have to check the different types of trophies available in the market.
Types of Trophies:
The manufacturing process of different types of trophies is differentiated from each other. Even different parts are manufactured separately and each part is manufactured in different way.
Trophy manufacturing process :
- Different components or trophies are either extruded through a die using pressure and some heat, or molded using mainly through steel dies. Parts like base, risers and figurine are injection molded.
- For molding a plastic part the automatic feeder machines are loaded with many millions of pounds of plastic pellets each year to make various parts of the trophy and fed a continuous stream of plastic pellets for various plastic parts of trophies.
- The molding machine is fitted with specifically designed steel dies. The molding machines melt the pellets into a liquid using extraordinary pressure against the dies to form the trophy bases and figures.
- The Base of every trophy must be filled with gypsum to give that a proper weight without using too much brittle plastic.
- The Figurines which are not to be given a silver or gold tone finish are pushed out through the machine and ready to be assembled at the retailers.
- To get a metalized finish, the figures are put onto the hot stamp foil machine. Primarily, the plastic figures are washed with a top coat properly and then the metal foil is heated and pressed onto them so that it can get a metallic finish. The other parts need to be colored as well as metalized and decorated in a similar pattern. Now move the figures away from the machinery as they are now ready to be boxed and shipped to assemblers.
- The columns are made from plastic pellets that go into a machine for melting and then forced (extruded) through a formed die. As the molten plastic pass through the die they’re cut to the required length.
- Finally, the components are automatically bagged and boxed by an automatic machine and ready for shipment to the assemblers.