What Exactly Are Precision Coaters?
Precision coaters are providers who use the required equipment, methods, and materials to meet specific certifications such as ISO requirements. With these services the results are guaranteed to be accurate according to specifications and needs. The term “precision” applies to several areas of science and engineering, but in the end it simply means that the right means are used to produce exact results. In coating application, this means that the appropriate amount of material is added to a substrate to enhance its natural surface with complete result accuracy.
A coating is any substance applied to another material to alter existing properties or enhance them. This addition may be a unique color, a gloss, or something to help the item resist wear caused by outside elements. Precision coaters offer a number of services to change surface properties or simply protect the substrate including:
- Wear Resistance
- Conductive Materials
These properties are often applied in numerous industries for a variety of products and parts. A covering can have a protective or functional approach meaning it either prevents the substrate from being harmed or adds a new capability to it. For example, pans typically have a non-stick coat on them to make the product more appealing to consumers. As another example, tapes without an adhesive backing would not prove to be very useful. Precision coaters have spent years perfecting their processes and learning the latest technologies to deliver accurate, dependable results.
Why Employ the Help of a Professional?
The job of a precision coater is not as easy as one might think because it takes a special amount of knowledge, the right equipment, and previous experience to make it all come together. In order for the desired quality to be present, the right combination of these items must be determined:
- Applied Materials
- Method of Application
- Used Substrate
First, the coating materials must be suitable for covering a substrate as the wrong pairing results in poor quality or ineffective results. A specific formula (i.e. coating solution) must be applied to achieve defined attributes for the part or product. Finally, the application method must also be appropriate for the covering material and substrate. A professional precision coater is able to evaluate your needs to determine the best approach to reaching defined covering objectives.
The second reason for using a professional involves decreased costs, as the expense of handling this process in-house is higher. This is because your company will have to purchase new equipment, train staff to use it, and make facility changes to accommodate the process. Precision coaters already have these items in place for low cost, immediate production:
- Latest Equipment
- Trained Personnel
- Quality Assurance Measures
- Safety Policies
- Material Handling Policies
- Inventory Management
- Required Certifications
With this in mind, the cost of a precision coater might require some upfront investment, but in the end is far lower than in-house management of this type of process. At Jessup MFG, we offer numerous choices for your covering needs and are able to develop custom solutions for surface or saturation coating. Give us a call today to learn more about our offered services.