Metal Finishing Services
Metal finishing services enhance the appearance, durability, and functionality of metal parts and products. These finishing services are crucial for improving the quality and marketability of metal components.
Between our in-house specialists and our local finishing partners, Elmira Stamping & Manufacturing offers an extensive range of finishing services, including:
It is not unusual for metal parts to emerge from the stamping process with sharp edges or metal “burrs” remaining on them. Deburring removes these imperfections.
Tumbling and Vibratory Finishing
These processes involve placing metal parts in a rotating drum or vibrating container with abrasive media to achieve a smooth and uniform finish.
Cleaning and Degreasing
Contaminants, oils, and residue from the manufacturing process are removed prior to further finishing.
Surface grinding improves the flatness and smoothness of metal parts, refining contours and ensuring they meet required tolerances.
Precise finishing process that removes surface defects for superior corrosion resistance and a smooth finish for metal parts
Metal plating is the process of covering a metal surface with a thin layer of another metal, such as chrome, nickel, or zinc. Plating can improve corrosion resistance, enhance appearance, or provide electrical conductivity.
Anodizing is an electrochemical process that creates a protective oxide layer on the surface of aluminum parts to improve resistance to corrosion.
Painting and Powder Coating
An electrostatic process of applying powdered paint that is then heat-cured. Applying paint or powder coating can add color and protection to metal parts. Powder coating is a dry finishing process that involves electrostatically applying powdered paint, which is then cured with heat.
Heat treating processes, like annealing, quenching, and tempering, can alter the mechanical properties of metal, making it harder, softer, or more durable as needed.
Passivation is a chemical process that removes free iron and other contaminants from the surface of stainless steel, improving its corrosion resistance.
Laser Marking or Engraving
Laser marking and engraving are used for labeling and branding metal parts with logos, serial numbers, or other information.
Embossing adds raised or indented designs or patterns to the metal surface for decorative or functional purposes.
Welding and Assembly
A range of welding and assembly services to join multiple stamped components together or to other parts of an assembly.
Quality Inspection and Testing
Quality control processes, including dimensional inspection, hardness testing, and visual inspection to ensure parts meet specifications.
Removes residue from processing, or remnants of previous finishes, while priming the surface for bonding with powder coating or any other new finish to be applied.
Steel can gain significant resistance to corrosion when plated with zinc. There are numerous methods for doing this. ES&M can help determine the right method for your needs.
A relatively new process by which metal parts are submerged in water mixed with paint emulsion. An electric charge causes the paint to adhere to the metal part in uniform thickness.
A coating that provides an even, black appearance to metal parts while offering some corrosion resistance.
Quality Components, Expertly Finished
Metal finishing is a critical step in producing the highest quality components possible. By removing burrs, particles, and other contaminants and applying protective coatings, finishing helps prolong the life of metal parts, ensuring reliable durability. Contact Elmira Stamping & Manufacturing today to learn more!