Custom Fabrication and Welding News

7 Benefits of Using Powder Coatings in Fabrication

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Jan 05 2017

Powder coating is an extremely popular means of painting your parts with a variety of colors and finishes available. It provides a number of benefits over traditional painting methods which can enhance the value and viability of the finish in a wide range of applications. From the cost of coating to the durability and environmental impact, powder is a very effective way to provide a high quality  on your parts.

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Sandblasting and Painting vs. Painting Alone

Posted by Steve Clymer on Aug 19 2016

The visual aesthetics and protective properties of a proper finishing for your metal fabrication project cannot be overvalued. As such finding the right paint, as well as the right method to apply it, is essential. You want your paint to look great, but you also want something that will withstand the battery and exposure your final product will encounter. That is where an examination and comparison of sandblasting and painting versus painting alone techniques can be helpful.

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Different Types of Abrasive (Sand) Blasting

Posted by Steve Clymer on Apr 14 2016

Abrasive blasting which is also commonly referred to as sand blasting is a process in which a medium is used to smoothen out or polish a rough surface.  In a world full of machinery and metal parts, rust and corrosion are a common pestilence. Thankfully, abrasive blasting is a quick and efficient solution to getting these metal parts functioning and looking their optimum best. This process can also be used to prepare surfaces that need repainting.

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Swanton Welding Purchases a Second Paint Booth

Posted by Steve Clymer on Mar 25 2016

Producing products of reliable quality while filling orders in a timely manner is a must for any successful welding/fabrication company. For this reason, we at Swanton Welding see a great deal of value in investing in high quality paint booths. A well-made paint booth can promote efficiency and improve consistency, allowing companies like ours to take on a broader range of jobs without sacrificing quality. Our recent purchase of a second Global Finishing Solutions Paint Booth will allow us to present even more viable options to a continually burgeoning consumer market.

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Finishing Your Products - Painting vs Powder Coating

Posted by Steve Clymer on Mar 22 2016

When it comes to completing your welding/fabrication project, the choice of painting versus powder coating is often a tough one. In the end, both are worth your consideration, as both have unique pros and cons. Whether you are leaning towards a paint finish or powder coating, this information is bound to help you make the right decision. 

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