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Powder Coating Services

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  • 50+ Materials.
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What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a finishing process that fuses a dry powder to a metal surface. The finish looks similar to paint but can be more abrasion-resistant and tougher than conventional paint. Custom powder coating products are easy to care for since they are resistant to corrosion, scratching, chipping, and splintering.

eMachineShop offers the following textures and colors:
  • Gloss, Matte, Texture and Metallic.
  • Orange, Red, Purple, Pink, Green, Blue, Brown, Tan and Yellow.
one grey powder coated machine part and one black powder coated machine part on a white background
one grey powder coated machine part and one black powder coated machine part on a white background

Design Considerations

  • Mechanical finishing before powder coating is not usually required as the coating covers and smoothes the surface.
  • Powder coating typically adds 0.001″ – 0.003″ to each coated surface and slightly rounds edges.
  • Textured and matte finishes hide scratches and abrasions better than gloss.
  • Deep pockets and inside corners may not be coated due to the electrostatic process.
  • Small amounts of powder may accumulate in holes, which may interfere with mating parts and threading. Plugging, redrilling or retapping can optionally be requested.

Powder Coat Textures

Color, texture, and gloss level should be considered when deciding on a powder coat finish.

Gloss Powder Coat

A gloss powder coat leaves a nice reflection that is not highly defined. High gloss powder coating is reflective and shiny and is available in a gloss black powder coat finish, which is a rich deep black color with a high gloss finish, as well as other colors.

Matte Powder Coat

This type of powder coat is shine-free and often contains a subtly textured surface. A matte black powder coat finish is a flat matte finish and provides good weather and corrosion protection.

Textured Powder Coat

Powder coat textures are quite rough and are available in a sand texture, wrinkle texture, and hammered texture. The sand texture is similar to sandpaper, while the wrinkle texture provides a higher surface roughness and a better grip. The hammered texture is comparable to the surface of an orange peel and has higher gloss levels than sand and wrinkle textures.

Powder Coat Metallic

A metallic powder coat has a metallic or sparkle effect and is available as bonded or unbonded metallic.

Powder Coating Materials

Plastic

Plastic powder coating provides a durable finish since plastic has good mechanical properties.

Can plastic be powder coated?

Powder coating plastic has become accessible due to technological advancements, which have created new powders and resins that rely on ultraviolet (UV) light for curing. This assures that plastic pieces will not melt or distort.

Metal

Powder coating metal is excellent since powder coated metal is durable and repels corrosive materials including chemicals and water. Powder coated metal is resistant to abrasions, chips, and scratches, which makes it capable of withstanding extreme weather and physical impact.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is naturally corrosion-resistant and contains a natural silver luster.

What is Powder Coated Stainless Steel?

Powder coating stainless steel provides extra long-lasting protection. Though stainless steel is corrosion resistant, chlorine, iron deposits, and salt can challenge stainless steel alloys. Deciding to powder coat stainless steel is ideal for applications requiring additional corrosion-resistance and strength.

Chrome Powder Coat

The most reflective type of powder coat finish is a chrome powder coat. Powder coated chrome is durable and less costly than plated chrome and is available in many colors including a black chrome powder coat finish.

Powder Coat Colors

Most powder coat colors are available also in gloss, matte, metallic, and textured finishes.

Orange

Orange powder coat colors are light, slightly yellow shades or deeper and richer hues that are closer to red on the color spectrum.

Red

Red powder coatings range from a bright red gloss finish comparable to a fire hydrant to a richer and darker burgundy-like red matte finish.

Purple

Purple powder coatings contain hues between red and blue. A purple matte finish is a lighter shade in comparison to the deeper purple textured finish.

Pink

Pink powder coatings vary in shades from medium light to very light. The pink matte finish is softer compared to the vibrant pink metallic finish.

Green

Green powder coat colors range from darker shades of emerald green including matte and metallic to a lighter green textured color, similar to a strong shade of yellow/green.

Blue

Blue powder coat colors are available in deep and intense blue metallic and gloss hues, as well as blue matte and blue textured colors.

Brown

Brown powder coatings range from a rich deep brown gloss color to a lighter brown matte color, which contains red and yellow undertones.

Tan

A tan powder coat is a paler tone of brown. Tan metallic has a brow-yellow undertone compared to tan matte, which has a yellow-green undertone.

Yellow

Metallic and gloss yellow powder coat finishes have a shiny green undertone compared to the yellow matte and yellow textured finish, which have a brighter yellow hue.

*Colors and finishes may vary from the actual product due to your screen resolution, viewing device and other settings outside of our control.

How it works

The powder coating process works as follows:

  • First the surface is prepared by cleaning which might be done by washing, sandblasting or any methods that removes any foreign matter.
  • Then the powder is sprayed onto the part using an electrostatic spray gun. The gun charges the powder so that it gets attracted to the surface.
  • Next the part with powder is placed in an oven for heating so that the powder melts onto the surface.
  • Finally the part is cooled and inspected.

Powder coating is environmentally friendly, economical and does not produce volatile organic compounds in the air.

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