Not sure when you should be using a new silicone mask? Look for the following signals and swap out masks to ensure a successful process each and every time.
Masking is essential for many powder coaters, e-coaters, and other metal finishers. However, using standard rolls of tape can lead to wasted time & resources, injuries, and a higher reject rate. Custom die-cut masking tape is a specialized solution that can help streamline your production process and save you money in the long run. But how much does it cost to switch to custom die-cut masking tape?
In this post, we are going to take you through how to easily mask off bolts, studs, and tube ends during coating processes, such as powder coating and electrocoating.
Achieving crisp, clean masking lines is not always an easy task. It takes knowledge, skill, and the best tools to get the results you're looking for. In this post, we're going to take you through both masking tape tips & tricks as well as rubber molded designs to improve your results and help prevent common coating flaws.
Due to the fear of silicone volatiles, some facilities will not even remotely consider using the material. In the automotive industry specifically, silicone is sometimes not even allowed into the paint production environments. So, what this means is they need alternative solutions. Luckily, we've received these requests many times before so in this post we will take you through the majority of the options you'll typically have.
Repetitive motion injuries. Labor shortages. Manufacturing line bottleneck. These are just a few of the many reasons why it's time to take a closer look into the ergonomics and efficiencies of your masking operations.
Quick reference chart for Metric thread dimensions | Major and Minor Diameters
Quick reference chart for Unified National Threads (UNC/UNF) major and minor diameters | Fine Threads & Coarse Threads
In this post, we are going to take you through a variety of different custom masking designs we've engineered and developed for some of the biggest brands' powder coating and e-coating lines and explain to you their purpose. What we've seen over the years is that many coaters have issues related to masking, but don't know what the solution would be. We hope you are able to go through this post and find a solution or inspiration for improving your line's output!
One aspect of this process that doesn't get much attention until the last minute is the masking process. In this post, we're going to take you through the basics and fundamentals of effectively masking for pretreatment and e-coat processes.