With a variety of finishes out there for industrial metal components, it is important to take the type of material and what type of wear and tear it will encounter before deciding on a finish or coating. In addition to common coatings for metal and plastic, there are also a variety of specialty coatings available to serve your unique needs. These special coatings include anti-rust coatings, nickel boron plating, powder coating, and hard- anodizing coatings.
Benefits of Using Specialized Coatings
Coatings like this are used across a wide range of industries, including, automotive, firearm, and aerospace industries among others. Depending on the type of metal and the industry application for the machine or component, there are a variety of benefits to using special coatings on machinery, firearms, and as well as other industry applications.
* Powder Coating – offers a protective coating that is resistant to chips, fading, scratches, and wear as well as impact, solvents, and salt spray. It is also an economical option that has a long life span and color durability.
* Nickel Boron Plating – this process offers protection against corrosion and wear. This technique creates a nodular texture that serves as a buffer between two mating or sliding surfaces to reduce drag and friction.
* Hard Anodized Coatings – this process increases the surface’s resistance to wear and corrosion. It increases the thickness of the oxide layer on the on the metal and helps to provide better adhesion of glues, paints, and primers.
Each of these special coatings help to increase the lifespan and durability of the metal or plastic parts that they are applied to while also offering abrasion resistance by reducing friction. These coatings are economical in the way they save costs on replacement parts and maintenance by strengthening the surface and helping it to resist rust and corrosion.
Choosing the Right Coating for Your Application
When considering specialty coatings it is important to do your research and work with leaders in the metal coating field. This will help to ensure that you are given a reliable and quality coating that will ensure your machine and other components are coated with durable and trusted coatings that will guarantee a corrosion and wear and tear resistant surface.