Welcome to the first installment of our new masking experiment series! In this post, we will be taking you through a common problem powder coaters deal with and an experiment we ran in an attempt to prevent the issue without the need for custom masking. So, without further ado, let's get into it!
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.
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!
In this post, we're going to take you through the basics of masking threaded holes for your powder coating process. We've broken it down to the basics to make this process as easy as possible for you masking operations on your line.
Learn which masking plugs are most commonly preferred by powder coaters and why you'd select one design over the other.
Comprehensive guide on how you should mask weld nuts before exposing them to Powder Coating, E-Coating, Plating, and other Metal Finishing processes
Have you ever experienced paint build up around the grounding area of a masking cap or plug in your powder coating process? Let’s dig deeper to understand why bridging happens and how can we reduce it