Industry News

Posted on February 23, 2015

Metal Finishing And Powder Coating

Metal finishing can be a challenging process that involves a number of techniques and materials, depending on the finish you are looking to achieve. A variety of finishes can be applied varying on what you are looking for in the finished product. The metal finishing process can involve sealants, paints, powders, and metal plating. Plating metal has become extremely popular especially within the automotive industry. Chrome plating is often utilized on wheel rims for customization, providing a unique and eye popping look. Silver, copper, and gold, can also be applied, but this process involves electrolytic transfer. For electrolytic transfer, an electrical charge is produced and the plating material is attracted to the metal and adheres to the entire surface. After this occurs, the metal would then be dipped into the selected plating material.

Another method of metal finishing is to apply a powder coating to the metal surface. With a powder coating finish, the metal is more protected as well as aesthetically appealing. During the powder coating process, an electrostatic charge is generally used to finish and coat the metal product. After the powder coating is applied, the metal is placed in an oven to cure and harden. Powder coating provides a durable and long-lasting finish that can withstand being exposed to the elements.

With metal finishing and powder coating, you can bring new life and durability to any metal project you may have in mind. Contact us today for a free quote on your next metal finishing or powder coating project.