Scope of the Project: Our customer was looking for a backlit nameplate with a brushed metallic look and finish. As we worked on the project light leakage became an issue that needed to be overcome.
This Month’s Rapid Prototype solves a light leakage problem. The nameplate is backlit and as you can see in the first picture the light is leaking out of the sides. Because MSI has worked exclusively for OEM’s over the last 25 years, we have experience in fixing these types of issues.
We first solved this problem for an aerospace application. By incorporating a black material on back of the nameplate, we were able to prevent the light from traveling to the sides of the label and “leaking”.
Don’t know where to start?
Here is how you do it:
Step 1: Send your MSI CSR a blueprint or preliminary drawing.
Step 2: We will set up a quick conference call to discuss the scope of your project.
Questions we might ask:
• Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
• Application Surface
• Temperature Range
• Cleaning/Chemicals/Scratch Resistance
• Production Quantity
With this information MSI can then begin your prototypes. In most cases our R&D Department will provide you multiple versions of your prototypes, production quality, quick turn and a low lost cost.
It is that easy. Lets MSI help you design the labels so you can design great products!
Specifications for this month’s label:
• Material: .008“ Steel (Brushed) Autotex polyester
• Adhesive: 3M467MPF
• Printing: Screen print two colors: Shiny Metallic Silver and Transaparent Blue
• Cutting: Digital Blade Cutting
• Tolerances: +/-.01”
• Delivery: 1-2 weeks ARO