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Microfinish Recognized for a Seventh Consecutive Year

Products Finishing Magazine, founded in 1936, is the industry’s voice about the latest trends and news. Their annual survey of shops in North America highlights only the best in product finishing. Microfinish is honored to be recognized as a Top Shop for a seventh consecutive year. We are only one of seven companies reach this…

Eco-Friendly Powder Coating

Eco-Friendly Powder Coating

There are many reasons for you to choose powder coating to finish your products. It is very cost effective. It produces a durable and attractive finish. Powder coating is available in a variety of colors and textures. It requires almost no maintenance. Did you also know that powder coating is environmentally friendly? Powder coating is…

Inhibispheres® and Additives in Powder Coating

Powder coating is superior to traditional painting methods and is the best finishing choice for both price and quality. Additives to powder coating can enhance qualities such as corrosion resistance, appearance, texture, durability and more. Here is a brief look how these characteristics can be achieved with additives and their role in making your finished…

Almco Finishing Systems

Microfinish is your one-stop shop for quality finishing and plating services but did you know we also sell finishing systems? We have been for over 30 years! We are proud to be an authorized distributor of ALMCO industrial finishing equipment. For seven decades, ALMCO has manufactured state-of-the-art vibratory deburring, cleaning and finishing systems. Choosing the…

All About FEVE Powder Coating

Fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) powder resins are a crosslinked thermoset powder coating applied with electrostatic spray. They are specifically used for long-life coatings on materials including metal, plastic, glass and fiberglass. For example, one popular use of FEVE is the coating of aluminum composite panels for use in high-end architecture. Whatever your need for this…

Examples of plated versus coated finishing

Exploring Plating versus Coating

Plating and coating are techniques that provide a new exterior finish to a surface. Both will result in a durable and attractive finish when applied properly. Understanding the key differences in how these processes work and where they work best is important when deciding which is right for your needs. Plating Electroplating is widely used…

Powder Coating LEED Credits

Powder Coating LEED Credits

Green. Ecofriendly. Environmentally responsible. Sustainable. These buzz words once conjured abstract images of blue skies and pristine waterways. Climate change has brought the health of our planet to the forefront. As a result, businesses are able to make smart decisions that benefit both themselves and the Earth, including sustainable options for design and manufacturing. A…

A Quick Primer on Bead Blasting and Shot Blasting

A Quick Primer on Bead Blasting and Shot Blasting

Bead blasting is a process in which fine glass beads are blasted at a surface to remove surface deposits. It is commonly used to remove heat treat, oxides, clean off ash from burning off e-coated and powder coated parts to be re-coated. Glass beading can also be used to deburr holes on machined parts and…

Liquid Painting Versus Finishing

Liquid painting, for decades, was the primary process to provide a protective coating to metal surfaces. After work piece cleaned (cleaning in liquid application were inadequate and poorly maintained)  the wet paint was applied to the surface of the part. Paint often requires multiple coats for an even finish.  With each coat, drips or other…

Powder Coating Curing

Powder Coating Curing

The Basics Since the invention of powder coating in 1945, the process has evolved with better chemistry and modern technology. The curing phase in powder coating remains crucial to ensure a resistant and durable final product. While many materials can be powder coated, aluminum, steel or other metals are the most common. After power coating…

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