We specialize in providing full spectrum metal coating services to meet your every need and use case. Coating metal components and tools has become an essential component for base materials; allowing them to perform tasks far beyond their typical capabilities.
This is achieved by changing the surface properties of the substrate to that of the coating being applied. While the substrate is responsible for load bearing capabilities, the metal coating provides a durable and corrosion resistant layer.
Our metal coating services include:
Corrosion Resistant Coatings
Corrosion resistant coatings aid in protecting substrates against chemical and electrochemical attacks from its environment. This includes protection against various types of corrosion, including general, localized, galvanic, caustic agent corrosion, and stress-corrosion cracking.
Process and technology developments have empowered manufacturers with an assortment of solutions that offer protection against corrosion.
Depending upon the type of metal used to form the substrate, we would recommend applying a coating specific to the type of corrosion prevention required. The most common corrosion resistant metals being chromium, copper, nickel, and zinc.
Our corrosion resistant metal coating solutions cover:
Our range of decorative metal coating services incorporate numerous processes including:
Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is an environmentally friendly plasma coating deposition process. Typically used for coating metals like Chromium, titanium, and zirconium.
A thin film is deposited on to the surface of the substrate using a vaporized form of the desired coating material. This decorative coating process offers superior hardness and resistance to wear. While it will also not tarnish, chip, fade or corrode.
We utilize various deposition methods, including Sputter Deposition, Evaporative Deposition, Cathodic Arc Deposition, Pulsed Laser Deposition, and Electron Beam Physical Vapor Deposition.
While plating processes can also be used to form a decorative metal coating.
Electroplating entails the use of an electrical current to coat an electorally conductive substrate with a thin layer of metal. Electroless plating, meanwhile, uses an autocatalytic reaction to deposit a thin layer onto the substrate.
These processes are applicable to many ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including:
- Chrome Plating
- Copper Plating
- Gold Plating
- Nickel Plating
- Rhodium Plating
- Silver Plating
An extremely popular environmentally friendly metal coating, powder coating is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder which is typically thermostatically applied and followed by curing.
Powder coating also offers numerous benefits, including a longer life than is typical of paint coatings, a uniform film thickness, a resistance to corrosion, and parts coated using powder can be ‘bent’ without cracking.
Our powder coating shop specializes in:
An Electrostatic Gun (Corona Gun)
Most commonly used, this electrostatic gun imparts a positive electric charge to the powder.
This is then sprayed towards the grounded part to be coated either through mechanical or compressed air.
The positive electric charge causes the powder to accelerate towards the part to be coated.
The Tribo Gun
the Tribo Gun positively charges the powder by rubbing it in a Teflon tube inside the barrel of the gun.
The powder, now positively charged through friction, is sprayed towards the grounded part.
Fluidized Bed Method
The Fluidized Bed Method involves the part to be coated being heated and then dipped into an aerated, powder filled bed.
The powder now sticks to the part and melts, followed by curing to create a powder coating.
Note that this process is more commonly used in cases where a coating thickness of more than 300 micrometers is required.