Often, specialty finishing is a complex finish that requires additional resources or processes. It is used to create a unique appearance or provide a solution as an alternative process. When the texture of a part needs to be simulated rather than produced, a specialty finish is applied. To save the cost of a cast or over molded part, specialty finishing can often aid to achieve the desired look.
Specialty finishes range from providing improved strength, to adding textures to additional properties. Each project is different, but with a variety of solutions, our team will achieve the desired qualities. With soft touch finish, we are able to provide a product that looks and feels like the indented material. With candy paint or tinted clears we can reference a sample chip, perform spray out testing on parts to confirm a finish, and provide the tinting to mimic a smoke tint on a clear part. With specialty finishing, even the most difficult effects can be achieved, even applying a color clear coat over chrome.
For functional coatings, we can go beyond simple application and work closely with engineering teams to ensure the part is capable of working properly. We have worked with vendors and engineers to develop conductive shielding for electronic products. With EMI, the coating is used to shield or contain electronic equipment from magnetic fields or interference. Together, finishing specialists and engineers test each part for electrical resistance until the final application performs as needed. This collaboration takes specialty finishing to a whole new level, capable of solving problems and improving products.