Quality Control procedures are critical to ensuring each and every job meets our exacting standards and surpasses customer expectations. Proper inspections and tests are completed throughout the powder coating process to verify that applied finishes conform to each powder’s optimum performance specifications.
Ensuring a best-in-class finish begins when materials enter our facility. Substrates are inspected for oxidation, mill scale, material defects and fabrication issues such as tooling damage or severe weld spatter. Any potential substrate issues are documented and communicated to customers to determine the correct course of action.
All stages of finishing are actively monitored and managed to optimize for the best possible outcome, beginning with how parts are loaded onto our production line. Coverage diagrams are used to determine the most efficient and effective method for hanging parts. This considers surface exposure for all production stages including pre-treatment, dry-off, coating and curing.
Visual inspections are completed after the dry-off oven to ensure parts are dry and have been optimally cleaned, and after the powder coating stage confirm full coating coverage on all critical areas.
Once a product has gone through production, tests are run to verify that the finish meets the performance specifications for that particular cured powder.
Once a run of parts has been finished and passed quality control testing, they are repackaged in preparation for shipping according to customer instructions. Our quality control specialists inspect parts during and after packaging to ensure that finish integrity will be maintained during transit.