25 Jan RYMS ADDS POWDER-X POWDER COATING
Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions (RYMS), an AS 9100 Rev D, ISO 13485 certified by NSF-ISR CNC contract manufacturer, has recently added powder coating equipment from Powder-X to enhance internal capabilities while reducing lead time and cost. When it comes to protective coatings, powder coating stands out as a versatile, durable, and eco-friendly alternative to traditional painting methods.
What is powder coating?
Powder coating is a dry finishing process that involves applying a fine powder composed of pigments and resin onto a surface. Unlike traditional liquid paint, which requires solvents to keep the binder and filler parts that form a liquid, powder coating relies on an electrostatic process to adhere the powder to the surface. The coated item is then cured with heat, allowing the powder to melt and form a smooth, even, and durable finish.
Benefits of powder coating:
- Durability: One of the standout features of powder coating is its exceptional durability. The cured finish is resistant to chips, scratches, and abrasions, making it ideal for high-traffic areas and objects that face constant wear and tear. This longevity not only enhances the aesthetics of the coated item but also reduces the need for frequent maintenance and repainting.
- Colors and Finishes: Powder coating offers a wide range of colors and finishes, giving manufacturers the flexibility to create visually appealing products. The process allows for the application of metallic, glossy, matte, and textured finishes, ensuring that the coated items can match various design preferences and industry standards.
- Environmentally Conscious: Unlike traditional liquid paints, powder coating is an environmentally friendly option. The process eliminates the need for solvents and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), reducing air pollution and minimizing the impact on the environment.
- Cost-Effective: Powder coating proves to be a cost-effective solution in the long run. The durability of the finish reduces the need for frequent recoating, saving both time and money on maintenance for the manufacturer and end user.
- Corrosion Resistant: The cured powder coating acts as a protective barrier against corrosion and rust. This makes powder-coated items an excellent choice for outdoor applications and products exposed to harsh environmental conditions, as the coating helps maintain the structural integrity of the substrate.
- Versatile Application: Powder coating can be applied to a wide range of materials, including metal, aluminum, steel, and even certain types of plastic. This versatility makes it a preferred choice for various industries.
About Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions:
Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions is an AS9100 Rev D / ISO 13485 world class machining and solution provider located in Mooresville, NC. With over 65 CNC machines, our expertise is in machining of complex geometry parts for critical applications that require robust process control and post machine surface treatments. We provide an array of automated CNC manufacturing on 5 and 4 axis mills. In addition, we offer multi-axis mill turns, turning, Swiss Turn, and waterjet machining. We also offer post machine surfacing, secondary treatment processes, and sub-assembly services in-house and through a network of validated and approved process suppliers.
We have created a world-class facility, staffed by a diversified professional team from the aerospace, defense, motorsports, power generation, and high-tech sectors from around the United States.
Our dedication to quality is exhibited by our commitment to AS9100 Rev D/ISO 13485 certifications and ITAR registration standards. This is paramount to our continued success and growth.