Finishing Services

Our engineers are experts in achieving the perfect finish for your product. With painting, 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, Blasting.

Plating

Copper can be applied in a variety of finishes from matte to shiny. It has good corrosion resistance when used as undercoat. A number of copper processes are available, each designed for a specific purpose:

  • Brightness, to eliminate the need for buffing
  • High speed for electroforming
  • Fine grain for masking to prevent case hardening

panlap copper plating

Chrome plating provides excellent hardness (HRc68-74) and wear resistance. Chrome plating has a low coefficient of friction, and is resistant to heat and chemicals.

panlap chorme plating

Zinc plating is a widely used coating for the corrosion protection of steel. It is used on stampings, fasteners, and automotive components, providing an excellent base for painting. Zinc is usually provided in a chromated condition, which ranges from blue bright, clear to yellow iridescent, to black. Corrosion resistance is good with the yellow chromates reaching 96 hours neutral salt spray to white corrosion. The new generation of clear, trivalent chromates perform equally as well. Older formulations of clear chromates can be expected to reach 12 hours of salt spray resistance before white corrosion. Red rust remains a function of thickness.

panlap zinc plating

Nickel plating is a versatile process that satisfies a wide range of needs. Depending on the process and conditions, nickel can be deposited as a soft or hard finish, ranging from 150-500 Vickers. The color ranges from a bright finish similar to stainless steel in color, to a dull grey or light grey (almost white) color. Corrosion resistance is a function of thickness. Nickel also has a low coefficient of thermal expansion and is magnetic. All steel parts having a hardness of Rc-40 or greater require a post bake 375 25F for 3 hours.

panlap nickel plating

Silver plating offers several advantages as a finish. It is one of the best electrical conductors and is easily soldered, although that capability of silver plating decreases with age. Silver plating also has excellent lubricity and smear characteristics for anti-galling fuses on static seals, bushings, etc. The color ranges of silver plating from white matte to very bright in appearance, but it will tarnish easily. Silver plating offers good corrosion resistance, depending on the base metal. Hardness varies from about 90 Brinnell to about 135 Brinnell, based on the process and plating conditions.

panlap sliver plating

Tin plating is both soft and very ductile. The color of matte tin is gray-white and bright tin has a very high luster in fused condition and is silver in appearance. Corrosion resistance is fair, with coated items meeting 24 hour 5% salt spray requirement; solderability is excellent. Tin is not good for low temperature applications because it changes structure and loses adhesion when exposed to temperatures below -40C.

panlap zinc plating

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.

Sanding And Polishing

Precision Metalwork is here to address your metal grinding and polishing needs quickly and efficiently while delivering exceptional products and services. You can count on our high-quality, precision machinery and technology coupled with our metal grinding, polishing, and buffing services help ensure a great finish every time.

Powder Coat Painting

Precision Metalwork’s powder coat painting services cover a wide variety of steel and aluminum components as well as small fabrications and assemblies. That means you get a durable, weather-resistant solution for your metal products.
The benefits of powder coat painting include resistance to chemicals, UV light, and impacts; product flexibility; and electric insulation. These benefits make powder coat paint ideal for industries that experience regular “wear and tear,” such as the trucking and transportation industries.

Pad Printing

Precision Metalwork’s powder coat painting services cover a wide variety of steel and aluminum components as well as small fabrications and assemblies. That means you get a durable, weather-resistant solution for your metal products.
The benefits of powder coat painting include resistance to chemicals, UV light, and impacts; product flexibility; and electric insulation. These benefits make powder coat paint ideal for industries that experience regular “wear and tear,” such as the trucking and transportation industries.

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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 quote form and our engineers will provide you with a free quote. Alternatively, email us at sales@panlap.com.