We offer a range of metal finishing services — including grinding, polishing, deburring, and sanding — in various colors to increase product appearance and durability. During this manufacturing service, we help you determine the best finishes and colors based on your specific metal, the application, and interior or exterior location. Choose from anodizing, plating, painting, powder coating, and fluoropolymer finishes. We are prepared to manage the finishing of your parts, providing an exact match to the color of your choice. And, of course, we can draw on our breadth of experience to suggest the right finish for every project.
Finishing metal is a demanding task that can make a crucial difference in the appearance and durability of the final product. We recommend that you rely on our metal finishing services for the best results. We offer many types of:
Anodizing is an electrolytic process used to increase the thickness of the oxidation that naturally forms on the surface of many metals. Typically used with aluminum, anodizing takes advantage of the inherent properties of aluminum oxide to create a hard, corrosion-resistant surface. An anodized metal finish for aluminum has an attractive metallic sheen, and can be either clear or dyed in various colors.
Clear Coat (Anodizing).
Clear anodizing is a process that creates a thin layer of aluminum oxide coating on aluminum metal without the use of dyes or pigments.
E-coating is an electro-painting or electrophoretic lacquering process that deposits a paint or lacquer coating.
The most common galvanizing method is electrochemical deposition of the zinc alloy. Because this process creates a relatively thin layer of galvanization, painting is generally recommended for outdoor applications to provide the best corrosion resistance.
The part is passed through a molten zinc bath, providing a much thicker coating of zinc at a somewhat higher cost compared to electrogalvanization. Hot-dip galvanization produces a characteristic crystallization pattern or “spangle” on the surface.
Galvanized steel is dipped in a phosphate bath for additional corrosion protection and to improve paint adhesion.
Galvanized steel with a zinc coating is electronically deposited and then chemically treated to improve adhesion of paint or powder coat finishes.
Plating refers to a number of processes for depositing a coat of one type of metal on the surface of another. Plating materials can be chosen for their beauty, corrosion resistance, hardness and a variety of other purposes. Examples include gold, silver, chrome, zinc, tin, cadmium and many others. Plating techniques also vary, and include both electroplating and electroless methods.
Powder Coating Services.
Powder coating is an electrostatic process for applying a dry, powdered material such as polyester, polyurethane or epoxy. The piece is then heat-cured to flow the material together and create the final finish. Powder coating is generally thicker and more durable than paint, although the cost can be somewhat higher depending on the project. A broad selection of colors is available. As one of the most advanced powder coating companies, our new state-of-the-art powder coating paint line is available for full jobs or toll processing.
Silk screening is a process that is used to create prints on a wide variety of materials. This method involves transferring an ink or die through a pattern on a very fine mesh stretched tightly onto a frame.
Kynar® or Polyvinylidene Fluoride.
Kynar is a fluoropolymer plastic that provides excellent strength and resistance to acids, bases and solvents. Available in a wide range of colors, textures and gloss, the durability and heat resistance of Kynar make it an excellent choice for architectural projects, especially where perforated metal is used to control heat gain. Kynar is also a perfect choice for industrial applications in which corrosive substances are used. It is specifically formulated to be applied to aluminum.
Duranar is a fluoropolymer system with multiple coats that provide excellent protection against chipping, peeling, fading and staining in weather-exposed applications. It is specifically formulated to be applied to aluminum.
Tnemec is a high-endurance coating or finish specially formulated to be applied to aluminum and carbon steel. It is generally used in applications requiring the highest purity, strength and resistance to solvents, acids, bases and heat.
PVDF is a specialty plastic coating or finish in the fluoropolymer family generally used in applications requiring the highest purity, strength, and resistance to solvents, acids, bases and heat. Specifically formulated to be applied to aluminum.
Hylar is a specialty plastic coating or finish in the fluoropolymer family generally used in applications requiring the highest purity, strength, and resistance to solvents, acids, bases and heat; also called PVDF. Specifically formulated to be applied to aluminum.
UV (ultraviolet) coating is a curable coating applied directly to metal coatings to enhance their durability, scratch resistance and fade resistance.
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