Anyone familiar with the coating industry will know that coatings come in all forms, and that means that they can be applied in a few different ways. Coating techniques all offer advantages and disadvantages over each other, so some are better suited for certain jobs than others. Coating Systems offers both spray coating and dip-spin coating, and today we’ll also take a look at a third coating method, called burnishing.
Spray coating is exactly as it sounds: a lubricant or coating is applied by spraying. This method is preferable for objects that are relatively simple and flat with few bending parts. Spray coating is often applied by hand using a sprayer. This application method is reliable, but it can be hard to achieve as thorough coating on objects with a lot of parts and angles. For these kinds of jobs, dip-spin coating is preferable.
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Dip-spin coating is a simple process in which a product is placed into a mesh basket. The mesh basket and the object are submerged into the coating solution and then removed and spun to remove any excess. Once coated, the item may be cured to allow the coating to set. This manner of coating allows for items to be coated in bulk, saving time and money over the more detailed process of spray coating. Aside from the ease of coating in bulk, dip-spin coating also offers a high transfer efficiency and repeatability.
Some lubricants may be applied during burnishing, a type of mechanical polishing process. Burnishing is not necessarily a coating application process itself, but rather the lubricant may be added during the process so that as the surface of the substrate is polished, it acquires a layer of lubricant to lower its friction potential even more by filling in small asperities.
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Coating Systems Has Your Coating Solutions
You can tell from our case studies that we at Coating Systems are capable of handling a wide range of coating jobs for many different industries. If you’ve got something that needs spray or dip-spin coating, you can trust that we have the expertise to handle the job the right way, no matter what it is. And if you aren’t quite sure if we have the right solutions for you, go ahead and request a free sample from us, and we’ll be happy to show you a bit of our work. For more information and to speak with one of our friendly team of professionals, contact Coating Systems, Inc.