The powder coating process begins with order entry and tracking of the customer’s job to completion. The next important element to the final outcome is the surface preparation. At 3-D Powder Coating Dallas, Texas, cleaning and degreasing are accomplished by either phosphate solution systems, sand blasting, or steam cleaning, according to the application requirements.
Next, high temperature masking tape and silicon plugs will be applied to keep coatings off any specified surfaces, such as threaded or high tolerance areas.
At this point, the part goes into 3-D’s booth for electrostatic application of the selected high-quality powder products. Types of coatings may range from FDA and UL approved selections, to regular polyester, epoxy and hybrid options. We use either a batch process or conveyor system depending on the job requirement. The coated parts then go to a large batch oven, or they pass through the four-stage curing oven. In the curing oven, the powder is melted, gelled, and finally hardened into the cured finish. The completed parts are then inspected to assure a high standard of quality.