Powder Coating
Powder Coating

Powder Coating

Strengthen and Protect Metal with Powder Coating

Whether you have a large footprint, prototype part, or dozens of smaller components, SMF is ready to handle your next powder coating job. With our 300′ flow-through-wash paint line and batch booths, we can paint any parts our customers need. When projects get large, we depend on our 30′ long, 12′ wide, and 10′ tall booth to get the job done.

Powder Coating and Its Benefits

Unlike traditional painting, powder coating has unique benefits that help protect and strengthen the material it’s applied to. Powder is sprayed onto a metal surface through an electrostatic process and then cured with heat. The process ensures your metal products receive a high-quality finish that’s sturdy and flexible. Furthermore, powder coating offers advantages such as:

  • Durability – The thermal bonding process involved with powder coating ensures your metal pieces receive a durable finish. Powder coating is resistant to scratches, chipping, corrosion, fading and more. If you expect your metal product to be consistently exposed to extreme temperatures, excessive sunlight or other environmental factors, powder coating is your best protection.
  • Long-Lasting – In relation to powder coating’s durability, the longevity of metal is also increased. While painted or unprotected metal workpieces can rust or break down over time, powder coating keeps your products safe under any extraneous conditions. Moreover, powder coating preserves metal’s appearance for much longer than paint.
  • Environmentally Friendly – Powder coating is a toxic-free process without harmful solvents and chemicals. Additionally, electromagnetic energy used to apply powder to parts ensures little powder is wasted, helping to conserve energy and materials throughout the process.
  • Affordable – Compared to painting or other metal finishes, powder coating is one of the more affordable options. Minimal powder can be used to coat a part effectively, meaning less cost for consumers. Moreover, the powder coating process is relatively quick and straightforward, meaning less labor time (and money spent).

Metal Fabrication to Fit Your Needs

While a necessary step, powder coating is one of the last steps in the metal fabrication process. As a full-service fabricator and machining company, SMF provides the services necessary to bring a part from inception to completion. We’ve managed all sizes of projects for various tools, parts, products, prototypes and one-off jobs. If you require fast, precise and affordable metal fabrication, SMF is happy to help. Contact us today at 309-432-2586. SMF is headquartered in Illinois, serving clients throughout the United States.