Surface treatment

Finishing Services

Our engineers are experts in achieving the perfect finish for your product. With painting, vapor polishing, sanding, anodizing and many other services to choose from, you can create the exact look you want. See how we ensure beautiful parts by reading about our different finishing services or contact us to get your free quote.

Anodizing, Painting, Pad Printing, Color Matching, Sanding and Polishing, Vapor Polishing, Blasting

Anodizing

Anodizing is an electrochemical technique for changing the surface properties of some metals. We are able to anodize aluminum, magnesium and titanium.

There are many reasons to choose an anodized surface treatment. It improves corrosion protection, surface hardness, wear resistance, aesthetic appearance and the adhesion of paints and primers. It also reduces electrical conductivity, helps to dissipate heat and reduces surface reflection.

We use primarily Type II anodizing, which allows the surface to accept colorants and dyes. Type II is also ideal as a base for painting, which further increases corrosion protection.

Painting

We have a state-of-the-art, climate controlled paint room with automated driers allowing us to apply virtually any type of commercially-available paint for your prototypes or low-volume manufactured parts. Our standard painting system is PPG automotive urethanes but we can also supply custom paints on request.

Our technicians are able to produce any desired surface finish, including high gloss, matte, semi-gloss, metallic flakes and customized textures. We also do color-matched tinting for clear plastic parts.

In addition, advanced technologies are employed to maintain not only clean-room conditions inside the painting area but also ensure that all fumes and contaminants from the painting process pass through a series of filters and traps so the evacuated air emerges cleaner than before. Just part of our commitment to responsible, world-class manufacturing.

Vapor Polishing

This is a specialized treatment we do in-house for achieving optical clarity on polycarbonate (PC) plastic. This method can also be used for repairing minor surface defects, and is ideal for achieving an extremely clear surface on complex geometries or hard to reach areas.

After carefully preparing the part with sanding up to #1500 grit, it is then placed in an atmospherically controlled environment. Weldon 4 gas is used to melt the surface of the plastic at the molecular level, which rapidly reforms with all microscopic scratches blended out.

Blasting

This surface texturing method involves placing a part inside of a chamber where the surface is then impacted with various abrasive media under pressure.

The abrasive material we use includes sand, garnet, walnut shells, and high-pressure water, though virtually any other media can be had on request.

The choice of which media to use on your part depends on the desired surface texturing effect, the raw material of the product, and the dimensional tolerances required of the finished piece among other considerations.

 

We pride ourselves on providing you with great prototypes and production parts. We can work with you to achieve your desired finish. If you’re ready to start your next project, send us your 3D design file using our secure online request for quote form, and our engineers will provide you with a free quote. 

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