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Powder Coating: An Essential Part of the Metal Fabrication Process

Powder Coating
A lot of the time, when it comes to metal fabrication, corporate customers make the mistake of having the process done in as cheap and basic a way as possible.
And while this type of quick-and-dirty fabrication can sometimes be warranted, more often than not, it's smart to have some extra steps added onto the metal fabrication process.
One of the most important of these steps is a process known as powder coating. It's really just one small additional step in the process of fabrication, but it is worthwhile since it provides many excellent benefits for the metal to which it is applied.

Strength and Durability

Regardless of what your business intends to use its metal for, you undoubtedly want it to last as long as possible and to be as strong as possible.
Fortunately, powder coating can help with all of that. This finish allows metal to last for much longer than it otherwise would. It also helps metal surfaces to avoid chipping, fading or other common wear-and-tear issues.
Even if your metal's appearance doesn't matter that much for your purposes, powder coating is still worthwhile since it will increase the overall strength and longevity of your metal products.

Speed and Ease

One of the common reasons people give for opting out of powder coating in the metal fabrication process is that they fear it will add too much time to the process.
While this may be true for some options, time is not typically an issue with powder coating. The process can be done very quickly and easily. In fact, powder coating is significantly faster than liquid coating. In most cases, it only takes one quick pass to powder coat the entire metal surface.
For this reason, the amount of time powder coating adds to the fabrication process is negligible, but the benefits certainly are not.

Environmentally Friendly

Something else to appreciate about powder coating is that it is very environmentally friendly.
Many people are wary of using metal finishing or strengthening techniques because of their potential impact on the environment. However, when it comes to powder coating, you don't have to be concerned about these types of things.
Powder coating doesn't require the use of any solvents and does not release dangerous volatile organic compound (VOCs) when applied.
Thus, with powder coating, you have an easy way to strengthen and protect your metal materials without doing any harm to the planet in the process.

Versatility

Another nice thing about powder coating is the fact that it leaves behind a very attractive finish. You don't end up with just one type of finish either.
In fact, in terms of appearance, powder coating can achieve just about any look desired. When you have your metal powder coated, you can choose from many different textures, colors, tones, effects and more for your finish.
Many companies will even allow you to customize your finish, which means you could end up with a totally unique final product.
When it's important for your metal to look good, then powder coating is the way to go. As you can see, this process provides you with many benefits from durability to versatility.
If you think that this method could be useful for your metal, ask your fabricator if the powder coating option is available.
If you want to ensure this option is available and that it's done perfectly each and every time, then be sure to contact the experts at Schorr Metals Inc.
They can show you different powder coating choices and help you to find the best match for your needs and your budget.