We’re proud to state that here at JC Metalworks, we boast one of the UK’s most flexible and productive, state-of-the-art, automated electrostatic powder coating lines in-house for all kinds of aluminium and steel metal work.
Powder coating involves the use of speciality coloured powder coating powders, paints and finishes for metal including aluminium and steel to create the final look for the product. It is hugely important to achieve exact colours and textures for our clients, to avoid inconsistencies in their branding and to maintain the look and feel of a product.
Our team of metal coating specialists work with our powder suppliers to produce coatings in the precise colours required by our clients for their parts and products. As well as colours, we are capable of creating a number of lacquered or coating finishes that include gloss, matt, textured, rippled, semi-gloss etc.
Examples of metal parts and products created using this service include the manufacture of point of sale units and retail fixtures, HVAC systems, electrical enclosures and metal cabinets along with lighting systems.
1. Pre Treatment
After any cutting, forming or fabrication work has taken place, each item is washed in chemicals to ensure the metal surface is prepared and ready for coating. This is to minimise blemishes and any inconsistencies in the texture of the powder coating once cured and finished.
2. Powder Coating
Powder coating involves six automated reciprocating arms spraying dry powder on to the pre-treated metal item, using an electrostatic charge, in order to gain even coverage. Our highly qualified and experienced powder coating technicians are on hand to inspect each item to ensure that an even coverage is achieved before curing.
Once powder coated, the item must then be cured in the curing oven for 15 to 20 minutes, where the 180 degree heat causes a chemical reaction which bonds and finishes the powder coated layer.
Our ITW Gema Powder Coater offers unrivalled quality, consistency and flexibility. Being an automated coating line, it features a run rate of two metres per minute and has the ability to change colours in under 10 minutes for maximum productivity. As such, our precision engineering team can ensure that our clients' deliveries are not compromised by sub-contracted powder coating operations.
Having manufacturing facilities like this on-site at JC Metalworks ensures our place as leaders in the UK metal working and fabrication industry; a position we will keep through our commitment to further inward investment. Our development plans include investing in the necessary equipment to give us small run and prototyping powder coating capabilities which will further reinforce JC Metalworks as one of the UK’s leading powder coating specialists.
To enquire how we can help manufacture your metal work project, with or without powder coating, please use our contact form or call us on 01509 233280 today.
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