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The cleaning and priming process for powder coating

Cleaning and Priming Before Powder Coating

Cleaning and priming surfaces are crucial to the successful outcome of the powder coating process. Powder coating will bond better when the material it’s applied to is clean. To ensure surfaces are as prepped as possible, there are a number of steps that can be taken. The pre-treatment of a part to be coated is…

Value of working with a manufacturer in the United States

Value of Finishing in the US with Microfinish versus Finishing Overseas

Microfinish is proud to be based in the United States, and centrally located in St. Louis, MO. We offer a variety of metal finishing services to our customers throughout the country. The parts we finish for American Manufactures are shipped to over half the states in the country, as well as Canada, Mexico, Europe and…

Using chromium on ferrous materials

Nickel Chrome Plating on Ferrous Materials

Nickel/chrome plating on ferrous materials is the process of coating nickel onto a metal object or surface and then plating chromium over the nickel plated surface. While nickel/chrome plating is used to enhance the appearance of a variety of metals, it serves a number of different purposes as well. The nickel/chrome plating process can be…

Powder Coating versus liquid paint

Powder Coating versus Painting

Powder coating is a coating technique that uses a highly durable, dry powder to cover industrial objects such as appliances and car parts. There are a number of reasons that make powder coating a better option when it comes to deciding between traditional paints and powder coating. Durability Protection of metals and other surfaces is…

Customer benefits of Microfinish

Benefits of Microfinish’s Pilot or Low Production Runs

One of many advantages of using Microfinish is our ability to offer pilot or low production runs as a benefit to our customers. Some manufacturers will only do large minimum runs, and our pilot or low production runs are one reason we stand out from the competition as a good choice for customers.   If…

How Long COVID-19 Lasts on Surfaces

Microfinish specializes in plating and finishing services on surfaces for parts, tools, and more. During the current COVID situation, surfaces are no doubt on the mind. COVID-19 is at the forefront of almost everyone’s minds these days, since the disease is highly contagious and there still are a lot of unknowns about it. The Centers…

Microfinish Continues to Support Community During COVID-19

Microfinish continues to support the community during the current COVID-19 crises and remains committed to the safety of our customers and employees. The stay-at-home order given by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson that went into effect on Monday, March 6, allows businesses to stay open as long as they follow social distancing guidelines and meet specific…

Microfinish Named Top Shop for Plating/Anodizing for 2020

Microfinish is no stranger to being named a Top Shop by Products Finishing Magazine. The magazine has named Microfinish a Top Shop in electroplating for six years in a row, every year that the magazine has had the Top Shops competition. Products Finishing Magazine, which was founded in 1936, sends out their survey every year…

A History of Powder Coating

Powder coating has replaced liquid coating for metal parts in industrial applications more and more over the past several decades as powder coating has become more durable, more environmentally friendly and less wasteful than liquid coating. Technological advances and innovations in the process continue to expand its versatility and popularity. Like several innovations that came…

Microfinish is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Microfinish is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Microfinish is proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified, a certification that means that the products, services and systems of Microfinish and other companies who are ISO certified measure up to a level of quality adhered to by companies whose products and services are sold around the world. ISO standards are set by the International Organization…

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