Metal finishing is comprised of a range of techniques that modify the surface of a piece to meet specific requirements. Standard metal finishes include paint, ceramic coatings, and lacquer. It also includes plating operations such as electroless plating and electroplating. Surface treatments include both chemical and electrochemical conversion, cover reinforcing, chemical coating, and metallic coating.
Metal products would only last a fraction of their current lifecycle as they become vulnerable to wear and corrosion without metal finishing. It improves electrical properties in components to enhance the bonding of organic coatings and adhesives. Metal finishing is also performed to enhance the appearance of the metal. Surfactants and solvents for metal cleaning, bases, acids for etching, and metal salt solutions for coating the texture against the substrate are all materials used in metal finishing.
Overall the metal finishing enhances the surface of the metal products to improve:
• Resistance to wear and corrosion
• Electrical resistance
• Electrical conductivity
• Appearance and reflectivity such as brightness and color
• Torque tolerance
• Resistance to dullness
• Chemical resistance
• Bonding capability to rubber such as vulcanizing.
Metal finishing works well for the cleaning of the metal products, as well. Contamination and adhesion are minimized because of the exceptional sleekness of the metal surface. It also reduces the time taken for cleaning the product.
Enviro-Tech Coatings metal finishing services Include glass beads, walnut shells and ceramic media finished surfaces. We provide metal finishing for aluminum, steel, and stainless steel fabrications. We have the capability to meet the standards for food and beverage parts and equipment. Our complete services cover painting, specialty coatings, and metal finishing services to a wide range of industries. We maintain Air Permits and are a fully approved site for blasting and painting. If you would like a bid on a project, please contact us at 989-495-0000 or visit enviro-tech-coatings.com.