In the realm of manufacturing, the final finishing matters a lot to the consumers. They pay for that and are not much bothered about the processes used for making the same. Therefore, you can find several finishing servicesthat add to the product’s overall effects and looks. They add numbers to the consistency and perfection in the job.
In some cases, such services are part of the overall process (to satisfy the customers, enhance the market value, and many more). Therefore, read on to find more about them. The paper stock that’s used for the printing items may require to be trimmed or cut during the creation of a job. This can be the result of paper stock is a little too large before the production, numerous signatures are linked on a press sheet, sheets may require to be simply trimmed or cut to fit the folding machine. The trimming and cutting are generally done using the cutter- guillotine which is the stack of the sheet placed on a bed of a cutter and an angled stainless blade of steel goes on to cut through it at the wanted position.
Anodizing surface finishing
Anodizing surface finish refers to the activity of anodizing any surface. In simple terms, a layer of protective coating is put up on the product to prevent corrosion. Also, it acts as a decorative item and builds up the natural oxide layers as per the texture and crystal structure. The popular variants under it include Chromic Acid, Sulphuric Acid, and Hard coating types.
The advantages under it include the following:
- Durability and wear resistance on the overall product (keeping in line with the market requirements)
- Improved physical properties, like heat dissipation, lower cost of maintenance, and many more
- Low cost of operation and similar downtrend in the product pricing
- Improvised aesthetics
- Lower chances of corrosion when exposed to the environment
The color codes applicable to the process are Pantone and RAL. They need to be followed strictly and color matching must be done accordingly.
Another name in the list of finishing services is Vapor polishing. As defined by the name, the vapors are used for deposition on the plastic and the resultant properties are reduced surface roughness and higher clarity. The main aim of doing this is to provide optimal transparency and stay aligned with low-weight optics requirements. Some of the popular materials that undergo the process include Polycarbonate, Acrylic, ABS, Polysulfone, PEI, and others.
The entire process is quite simple to understand. The pre-sand parts (with zero burrs) are exposed to vapors using strong Weldon and they work towards melting the plastics at a molecular level. Post this, the same gets evaporated and gives the clear and smooth finish as intended. Thus, you would be enjoying the given benefits:
- Water clear finish on the surface
- Improvised surface quality
- Smoothening of the gate partition lines and other unnecessary surfaces
- Wider applications on plastics going under light study
The next variant of finishing servicesis painting. As the name suggests, it is a simple coating process on industrial products. The sub-types include plastic painting, silkscreen, pad printing, and natural baking through the air.
As simple as the name sounds, the technical details need to be paid attention to. Therefore, keep in mind the following factors before proceeding ahead with the process:
- Conducting the process in a rust-free environment and preventing the absorption of dust particles.
- Constant temperature for efficient drying of the surface.
- Flat surface and easy drying.
Therefore, all of these processes add efficiency to the product and need to be put up as per suitability.