Powder Coating

Powder coating forms a durable, wear resistant and corrosion resistant layer on the surface of parts. Powder coating can be used to apply colors to parts and is compatible with any metal.

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The application of powder coating, which is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder is a surface finishing technique used to create a hard finish tougher than normal paint. Powder coating is mainly used to coat metal parts, such as those used in household appliances.

Powder Coating Specifications

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel

Black, any RAL code or Pantone number.

Gloss or semi-gloss

Vehicle parts, household appliances, aluminum extrusions

Design Considerations

  • The added thickness of the coated layer makes it necessary to plug and mask holes or other tolerance-tight surfaces that will play a functional role.

  • Pricing of powder coats can be inconsistent between colors, finishes and part geometry.

  • Most polymers used for powder coating have poor electrical conductivity.

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