Finishing in manufacturing is as important as starting

manufacturing engine partsWhen 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

The importance of finishing

Finishing image of industrial spray paintingFinishing 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

What is industrial spray painting?

image of industrial spray paintingSpray 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

  1. Air gun spraying
  2. HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure)
  3. LVLP (Low Volume Low Pressure)
  4. Electrostatic spray painting
  5. Air assisted airless spray guns
  6. Airless spray guns

The main variables that industrial spray painters consider when undertaking a job are as follows: Continue reading

Finishing with a Flourish – Protecting Our Reputation and Yours

Finishing with a flourish might sound a little flamboyant. But precision engineering isn’t exactly the sexiest of subjects, so please allow us at PRV Engineering a little leeway, and an opportunity to indulge ourselves!

Finishing any engineering job properly is just as important as any other operation along the production cycle. You’ll have gathered by now that we are talking about engineering finishing rather than simply closing down the job file and archiving it away. No, the sort of finishing that we allude to in this context is painting, both wet paint and electro powder coat.

PRV Engineering have come a long way since our lowly beginnings, when we first set up in 1986 manufacturing tamper proof Lids for the Metal Packaging Industry. We are now one of the leading suppliers of engineering services in Europe, and the journey has been long, and arduous, but ultimately rewarding. Continue reading

The Art of Industrial Spray Painting – Part Two

Industries in the manufacturing and heavy machinery sector rely on various specialised techniques for painting surfaces.  One of the preferred techniques used today is, of course, spray painting.

We wrote an earlier post on spray painting but today we’d like to talk in a bit more detail about the different types of spray painting techniques available.

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