In our last article, we spoke about busbars and the importance of plating and finishing services. Today, we’d like to expand on how finishing in manufacturing can reflect the quality of workmanship, impact on cost and safety.Continue reading
There are a few reason for plating or coating busbars. Cosmetic reasons or provision of insulation are a couple but the most common reason for coating busbars is to inhibit corrosion.
Busbars are commonly made from copper, which in itself is quite resistant to corrosion but busbars are often used in environments where higher levels of protection are needed. Over time, copper oxidises and can impact the surfaces conductive properties. So plating or coating busbars, not only reduces corrosion but also improves the longevity and conductive properties of the item. Continue reading
When it comes to manufacturing parts or components the way each one is finished reflects the quality of workmanship. If you don’t finish a job properly, then it doesn’t matter how careful you’ve been with the initial production, cutting or moulding, the end product is not going to look good. And the way the end product looks will always have an impact on saleability.
There could, of course, also be an impact on your costs. If your customer is unhappy with the finish of an order, you may have to start all over again, meaning more waste and increased costs. And there’s the health and safety aspect of poor finishing. Rough or sharp edges won’t be acceptable to your customer and may also cause injuries to those working with them. Continue reading
Finishing any engineering job properly is just as important as any other operation along the production cycle. And by finishing the engineering job, we’re not talking about tidying the file and completing the invoicing. We are talking about the paint or powder coating finish to the product
The appearance of a finished product will always have an impact on the saleability. After all, if something looks rough and unfinished it’s less likely to sell. In addition, there’s the safety impact to consider. Rough edges and burrs can not only put buyers off but can be a serious health and safety risk. So an important part of finishing is to remove those risks. Continue reading
Spray painting was invented in 1892 and whilst it might not require the imagination of Picasso or Constable, it does need a high level of skill to do the job well.
But why do we need to spray paint machines in the industrial sector? Why not just leave the manufactured machines in their original state?
The answer is two-fold. Spray painting not only protects the customers’ machines against rust, but it makes the machines look good!
Six spray painting methods
- Air gun spraying
- HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure)
- LVLP (Low Volume Low Pressure)
- Electrostatic spray painting
- Air assisted airless spray guns
- Airless spray guns
The main variables that industrial spray painters consider when undertaking a job are as follows: Continue reading