When it comes to selecting the best aluminum extrusion finishing solutions for your industrial project, it pays to compare the different types to see what will work best for your particular situation. Aluminum painting services are popular, but would anodizing aluminum extrusion or powder-coating aluminum extrusion be a better option? At Silver City Aluminum, we do all of these finishing services in-house to provide our clients with the very best in quality control. It helps our customers to save time, save money, and ensures that they are fully satisfied with the results.
Why Finishing is Important
Aluminum has a natural protection against corrosion, but in many industrial settings, our clients choose to further enhance the experience with paint, anodizing, or powder-coating services. Aluminum extrusion finishing solutions work to improve resistance to rust and other corrosive materials, enhance the appearance of the standard or custom aluminum extrusion, and can even improve the overall function of the finished piece. Aluminum is a very popular material, and it is used across many different industries, including aerospace, transportation, construction, and marine. It is an environmentally-friendly material and can accept high-performance coatings. Aluminum’s high strength-to-weight ratio has made it a popular choice in the automotive industry, where fuel economy has become extremely important.
The naturally occurring oxide film that forms on the surface of aluminum provides a great deal of protection, but in a marine environment or under extreme temperature situations, finishing solutions are critical. Aluminum painting services are popular, as is powder-coating aluminum extrusion parts and components. Additional protection can be provided by anodizing aluminum extrusion through a professional process. At Silver City Aluminum, our team of experienced engineers and technicians can help you choose the best solution for your project, based on your needs, the environment that the pieces will be used, and your budget.
Anodizing Aluminum Extrusion
This particular electrochemical process is used to provide additional protection to standard and custom aluminum extrusion. It is a very durable layer that is formed on the surface of the aluminum. In addition to protecting the aluminum, anodizing can also be applied in a variety of vibrant colors to further enhance the appeal of the finished product. Any type of aluminum alloy can be anodized to meet the specifications of the client. Choose from a wide range of colors and textures to achieve your desired look and feel.
Aluminum Painting Services
One of the more popular methods for adding protection to aluminum extrusion is aluminum painting services. The liquid paint coatings are available in a wide range of colors and are applied in a uniform thickness for best results. A baking or curing process is used to increase the protective ability of the paint. At Silver City Aluminum, our paint line runs nearly non-stop. Our team works diligently to ensure consistent color application and our methods provide for top-rated adhesion that exceeds the industry standards. We use an electrostatic polycron line that can handle pieces up to 21-feet in length. Each part goes through a four-stage pre-wash system to ensure quality adhesion and smooth results.
Powder-Coating Aluminum Extrusion
When it comes to aluminum extrusion finishing solutions, powder-coating is another very popular choice. The powder coating leaves behind a film that is designed to enhance performance and durability, protecting the aluminum extrusion from corrosion. The powder-coating products are a great choice for individuals and businesses that are trying to meet certain environmental regulations for VOCs, such as LEED Certification. The product is applied, and the piece is then cured or baked in a special oven to create a protective film.
Attention to Detail
At Silver City Aluminum, we are committed to providing our clients with the very best in quality control. As a result, attention to detail with aluminum extrusion finishing solutions is significant. Whether you choose to use aluminum painting services, powder-coating aluminum extrusion, or if you will be anodizing aluminum extrusion, you can count on our team to provide you with the very best results. Our pre-treat process is a four-stage pre-wash system, which includes an etch, a clean wash, a neutralizing wash, and then a standard pre-wash designed to guarantee excellent adhesion for long-lasting results.
If you would like to learn more about our aluminum extrusion finishing solutions or if you would like to place an order for standard or custom aluminum extrusion, please give us a call at 508-542-7200. Our team can answer any questions that you might have about our finishing services or help you determine which solution would be best for your situation.