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Metal Finishing Services

Metal Finishing

One of the services that sets AccraFab apart is our vertical integration with in-house finishing services. We provide different finishing processes depending on the application and materials being used, and our customers’ specifications.  By providing these processes in-house instead of outsourcing, we provide better control of product quality, costs, and on-time delivery.

Our metal finishing services allow for powder coating or painting of products and can improve overall performance and extend the life of your product. . And our high-quality finishing departments are held to the same rigorous quality guidelines as the rest of our production areas.

Metals that benefit from our industrial finishing solutions include (but are not limited to):

  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Titanium
  • Brass

Metal Tumbling

Grain is commonly used to finish various products throughout numerous industries. AccraFab utilizes grain to create a very slight textured finish with a clean surface. Graining is a great option to improve aesthetics by hiding slight surface defects, fingerprints, etc.

Features of grain finishing:

  • Removes burrs and sharp edges
  • Provides excellent surface for paint
  • Ability to finish parts up to 52 inches wide
  • An efficient way to provide a uniform finish to parts with little added cost

We can also apply vinyl masking after grain finishing is applied to protect cosmetic surfaces during manufacturing and shipping and can add additional protection at our customer’s facilities.

Metal Graining

Grain is commonly used to finish various products throughout numerous industries. AccraFab utilizes grain to create a very slight textured finish with a clean surface. Graining is a great option to improve aesthetics by hiding slight surface defects, fingerprints, etc.

Features of grain finishing:

  • Removes burrs and sharp edges
  • Provides excellent surface for paintGrained Parts
  • Ability to finish parts up to 52 inches wide
  • An efficient way to provide a uniform finish to parts with little added cost

 

We can also apply vinyl masking after grain finishing is applied to protect cosmetic surfaces during manufacturing and shipping and can add additional protection at our customer’s facilities.

 

Metal Plating

Plating Room

Plating is critical to most applications, as it increases corrosion-resistance, strength, and the overall life of a part. We do chromate coatings in-house – both hexavalent, which is a common call-out in the aerospace industry, and RoHS compliant trivalent chromate conversion coating.  Other types of plating- copper, nickel, zinc, chromium- are outsourced to our local partners, most of which we have worked with for 20 years or more.

Features of metal plating:

  • Transparent, trivalent coating that not only improves paint adhesion but complies with RoHS, ELV, and WEEE standards
  • Meets or exceeds ASTM B-921, MIL-DTL-81706 and MIL-DTL-5541, Type II, Class 1A and 3, Type I, Class 1A and 3
  • Clear Chromate/Metalast
  • Yellow Chromate
  • Subcontracted zinc, electropolish, passivating, nickel and anodizing

Metal Paint (Wetcoat) / Powder Coating

Paint can provide a colorful finish and/or improve the strength of a part. A wet coat can contain additional chemicals to alter the material’s outer layer, creating a firmer finish, while powder coating offers a high-quality, durable finish by applying a dry coat to the metal before being heat-cured. This type of finish is most commonly used on industrial equipment but can be used for nearly any application to improve the functionality and life of a part.

Common metals that undergo these finishes include titanium, nickel, aluminum, copper, and chromium, but can be extended to most materials.

Features of paint coating:

  • High speed, conveyorized powder coating and painting lines
  • Highly controlled process to provide any color or texture you desire

 

Metal Silkscreen and Ink Stamping

Silkscreen can be applied with or without a previous finish, such as a dry coat, to enhance the overall look of a product. Frequently it is used to add permanent legends to control panel surfaces.  AccraFab offers high-quality, long-lasting ink stamping and silkscreen graphics.

Features of silkscreen and ink stamping:

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  • Imprint legends, logos and other graphics
  • Multiple colors and designs
  • Capacity and technology to create artwork in-house

Contact us today to learn more about our industrial finishing solutions.

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