In-House Powder Coating with Buckeye Shapeform

Wednesday, September 13, 2017Categories: Enclosure Customization

At Buckeye Shapeform, we go the extra mile for our customers regardless of order size, time constraint, or the size and scope of your business. We take pride in our ability to customize the products we manufacture, a differentiator that sets us apart from the competition.

At Buckeye Shapeform, we offer an in-house powder coating operation as a capability to provide customers with more options on their enclosure finishes and to gain control over the process. By offering in-house powder coating, we are able to offer a faster delivery time and at a lower cost compared to outsourcing.

Powder Coating 101

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a powder paint to various parts. The powder coating is applied electrostatically, meaning there is a negative charge and a positive charge. The part to be painted is electrically charged and the powder coat, with the opposite charge, then sticks to the part. The part is then cured — or baked — under heat.

As with liquid paint, powder coating is available in almost any color choice. Having an array of color options makes it possible for companies to match colors to their logos or to other equipment.

Powder Coating vs. Liquid Paint

The advantage of powder coating over liquid paint is that it creates a hard finish that is tougher than liquid paint and less susceptible to chipping or peeling. Powder coating can be used to cover metals, including appliances, aluminum extrusions and various parts.

At Buckeye Shapeform, we apply powder coating to a thickness of four-thousandths of an inch, which provides extremely durable coverage.  

In an average year, Buckeye Shapeform processes about 15,000 to 17,000 orders, and every day we get requests for a product with a powder-coating finish. By offering this capability in-house, we are able to provide better-packaged solutions for our customers.

If you have a project that requires powder coating, or if you have questions about this capability, contact the experts at Buckeye Shapeform!

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