Powder Coating Stainless Steel, Aluminium & More
Powder coating is affordable, eco-friendly, and more durable than other paint solutions. Even better, you can powder coat a variety of materials, including stainless steel, mild steel and aluminium, to name a few. But where can you get top-quality powder coating services?
Established in 1996, Lightning Laser has been providing quality powder coating services for decades. We are also experienced in laser cutting, designing, engraving and anodising. Our diverse range of options and impressive collection of sophisticated equipment makes us a trusted service for all your laser cutting needs.
At Lightning Laser, we pride ourselves on offering only the best powder coating services possible, using highly accurate and effective tools and machinery. So if you need powder coating services in Melbourne, you know where to go!
What Is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a dry-finish method of painting. The powder is applied to a metal using a powder coating gun and a process called electrostatic spray deposition (ESD). After the metal has been sprayed, it is put in a specialised oven to allow the powder to fuse with the metal.
While powder coating is applied mainly to steel objects, it can also be used on some types of plastic and medium-density fibreboard (MDF). The powder coating equipment our specialists use is the best on the market, so we are able to deliver quality results. Additionally, our specialists have extensive knowledge of not only the equipment but the metals, plastics and MDFs used by our customers, allowing us to use the most appropriate powder coating process for your material.
What Metals Can Be Powder Coated?
The fine powder used in a metal powder coating process is electrostatically charged. This is what attracts the powder to the metal surface before the curing process begins. If the metal can’t hold an electrostatic charge, the powder won’t be able to attach itself to the surface, and the powder coating will be unsuccessful.
Additionally, the metal needs to be able withstand high-temperature levels, as high heat is key to the curing process. This means that while we can’t work with every material under the sun, there are several good candidates for our powder coating service.
At Lightning Laser, our services can be used to produce powder coated mild steel, electroplated steel and galvanised steel. Powder coating your galvanised steel at Lightning Laser is particularly convenient, as we also offer exceptional galvanising services. Powder coating additionally works great with stainless steel, which is one of the most commonly used forms of steel that exists today. We can also add a powder coat to aluminium objects like rims, as well as steel alloys. If you have any questions in regards to the compatibility of materials with our powder coating services in Melbourne, feel free to contact us.
Why Choose Powder Coating?
Powder Coating Is More Durable
Powder coating provides consumers with one of the most durable finishes available for most types of metal. Powder-coated surfaces are more resistant to scratches and fading, helping the colours stay bright and vibrant for longer. For example, if you have powder coated aluminium rims on your wheels, these will be protected from the environmental hazards that can occur while driving. Powder coating is therefore the preferred choice if you want to really preserve the colours you’ve chosen for your material.
Powder Coating Is Cost Effective & Environmentally Friendly
The powder coating process is also eco-friendly. One of the most significant benefits of powder coating is that it does not contain solvents; thus, minimal Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are dispersed into the environment. Not only does it not harm the environment, but it also protects your balance sheet. Powder coating pricing is cost effective because of the technologically advanced equipment used in the process. Instead of having to use multiple coats of paint over time to preserve the look, just one powder coat is needed. This coating will last a long time, even in harsh outdoor environments.
Powder Coating Has a Faster Processing Time
The powder coating process doesn’t take very long, as it has no solvent and requires no drying period. This is unlike processes that use a spray paint stove, for example. Choosing powder coated steel will save you time as it goes directly into the oven after coating. For instance, the process of powder coating aluminium rims can be finished in as fast as 20 minutes, which is far quicker than the time it would take to paint them via other means.
In Need of Powder Coating in Melbourne?
Lightning Laser is here to answer all your powder coating needs! We also offer other services such as hot dip galvanising, anodising and laser cutting metal signage to complete your design vision. If you want to make use of our powder coating services, please fill out the contact form below. Act now, and you’ll have perfectly powder-coated stainless steel, galvanised steel or aluminium in no time!