We have structured our services to provide customers with a superior finished product but also opportunities to reduce cost and improve margin.
We pride ourselves on finding coating solutions for our customers where other powder-coaters have failed. We can advise you on the correct pre-treatment, coating resin and application process to meet your most challenging specification. Our solutions include creative masking techniques to keep coatings off unwanted areas, and innovative fixture designs to ensure complete coverage. Our consulting services will also work with you to develop specification papers to meet the product coating or finishing requirements your customer has defined.
Throughout all phases of the coating process, our experts are ready to work with you and your engineering/design teams to meet your exact requirements from cleaning, pre-treating, coating and curing, to final assembly and just-in-time delivery. . . If no one else can do it, we'll find a way!"
A quality and durable finish is defined by adhesion and coverage. The secret behind attaining durable powder coat adhesion is our attention to surface preparation and cleaning. It sounds basic but our attention to this detail makes all the difference when it comes to durability of the finish coat.
When your equipment or product arrives at Advanced Finishing U.S.A., we pre-inspect it to make sure no damage occurred in shipping. Before coating we can prepare your parts using several methods to ensure the performance of the specified coating system.
We offer: Burn-off, Chemical Stripping, Cleaning, Glass Beading, Grinding, and Shot Blast services to prepare all metal surfaces.
To ensure the maximum cleanliness of the surface, we may place your parts in one of our DEP Approved burn-off ovens. This will remove any previous coating, machining oils or greases that may have accumulated during fabrication or machining.
For thin gauge, aluminum die cast, or parts that cannot withstand the heat of the burn-off oven, we can chemically strip the part to bare metal. This is especially important for parts requiring rework.
We may also prep parts by radiusing edges, grinding welds, and cleaning off weld spatters.
For more aggressive pre-treatment we can sandblast using aluminum oxide to provide an SSPC-SP 5 white metal finish for maximum coating adhesion.
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To achieve maximum coating performance for your product, we clean parts using a cleaning method most suitable to the metallic make-up and surface condition. We clean aluminum parts to AAMA standards. Our wash lines use heated alkaline cleaners, heated iron phosphate pre-treatment, water rinses (using reverse osmosis filtered water), and bi-metal sealers. For products too large for our line we have a high-pressure steam cleaner that uses the same chemistry as our wash lines.
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Powder coatings are precision-applied by electrostatic spraying or by fluid-bed dipping. Our automated coating lines and large batch coating areas allow us to process thousands of components and parts each day. After coating, each piece is heat-cured in an oven, where the tough plastic film is permanently fused to the metal. Our ovens are calibrated by an outside, independent contractor once a year to ensure accurate temperatures. We also have Datapaq™ technology for monitoring individual part temperatures while curing.
Our business is to put the finishing touch on your product. In addition to our powder coating services, Advanced Finishing USA, provides wet painting services for corrosion, weather and UV protection and aesthetic purposes. For products that require masking, we design creative masking techniques using plugs, tape and/or magnets to prevent coating where it is not wanted to the most stringent standards. We meet CARC/Military Specification for Tan, Black and Green. We also meet specifications for GE Alkyd Primer. Both batch and continuous conveyor line capabilities are available for wet paint.
Our sub-assembly services help to reduce total cost by reducing duplicative steps in handling, packaging, shipping and minimizing the cost of damaged goods. Advanced Finishing USA is an experienced sub-assembler and can handle all but the most complex projects. We also assemble kits, load Kan-Bans, stencil, label and provide final documentation if required.
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Our finishing services include adding that final label or stencil that may be needed to identify the product for final use. This is a natural extension of our services that takes the guesswork out later while eliminating additional handling now.
At Advanced Finishing, quality is assured every step of the way. State of the art testing equipment is used to check every order with up to three separate inspections to ensure proper coating thickness, adhesion; gloss and cure meet customer specifications. Daily filtration tests of our wash lines ensure proper cleaning of your parts. When required, all parts with corrosion resistant finishes are spark tested to ensure a pinhole-free coating.
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Our Packaging & Drop-Shipping services eliminate unnecessary cost and handling while ensuring the finished product is delivered to its final destination on time. From special labeling or stenciling to protective packaging and logistics we handle everything involved in timely delivery of your product. We want to do our part to keep handling costs low and product quality high.