THE PROCESS

Spray Painting of Metal & Plastic
With so many cosmetic approaches to color coordination, striking product statements can be made by combining different paint textures and technologies.
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Your parts will undergo drastic changes as they transverse the paint lines.

More than 1,100 feet of overhead conveyor will transport your product to and through the various departments. The destination may be one of two overhead chain lines (total 880 feet) with both liquid and powder capabilities. Travelling through a gas convection oven, your part may see cure temperatures of 125-375°F or up to 800°F for the more exotic specialized coatings. Turbulating the oven air at 10,000 cfm assists in migrating the solvent from the coating. Additionally, the product could “see the light” as the 3 zone, full range, high intensity infrareds provide surface curing.

Another destination may be one of three pallet conveyor lines (total 1,670 ft.) where your product may pass through either 3 or 4 spray booths per line, allowing for multiple coat operations.

The more labor intensive parts (multi-color) may be gently processed through one of five freestanding “batch” booths where attention to detail does not allow for automated product conveyance. In all, 18 spray stations and five separate automated lines can greatly impact the appearance of your product.

 

 


RoHS COMPLIANT CHEMICAL PRE-TREATMENT

Chromating – Phosphatizing - Alkaline Cleaning - Acid Etching
A 19-stage PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) driven hoist bathes your part, changing its surface chemistry. Each part is individually programmed as to tank selection and dwell times due to different part configurations and product testing results.

SHIELDING (EMI/RFI)
Controlled electrical properties are achieved through the use of copper, nickel, silver and graphite coatings. The most demanding part of the process is masking the shielded interior of the enclosure from the cosmetic exterior. Our in-house tooling department makes metal and silicone rubber masks that conform to contours and openings that assure exacting repeatability… a clear advantage over laborious hand taping.

ELECTRO-STATIC, HIGH VOLUME LOW PRESSURE (HVLP) AND CONVENTIONAL SPRAY PAINTING UTILIZING:

  • Solvent and water-based paints
  • Powder coatings
  • Release coatings
  • Conductive coatings (electro-magnetic and radio frequency interference or EMI/RFI)
  • Mil-Spec systems

shielding & conductive finishing

QUALITY
A management driven dedication to control processes and continually improve upon them perpetuates a zero defects environment. Having been awarded a “0” PPM designation this year, by two global OEMs (representing over $1 million sales), speaks to our quality commitment.

GO WITH THE FLOW… LIQUID AND POWDER

  • Texture
  • Multi-Color
  • Spray Painting of Metal & Plastic
  • Two Color Fade
  • Base Coat/Clear Coat Metallic
  • Hammertone
  • Soft Touch
  • Silk Screen and Pad Printing
  • Silver/Gold Vein
  • Wrinkle
  • Conductive Shielding
  • Release (Teflon r/PTFE)
  • Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC)

Spray Painting of Metal & Plastic

 

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