At LT century, we offer a wide range of finishing services depending on the technology or tooling procedure that’s used to create your prototype. For most of the machined parts and products we produce, they require finishes and coating, which goes beyond the base material.
After the creation of prototypes, the next phase if ensuring your part/product has natural and smooth finishing making it look aesthetically pleasing that will prove to be a hit with your clients. Your prototypes may not be marketable when it comes to sourcing funds or marketing if it doesn’t have an attractive appeal to it.
At Lt Century, our in-house finishing department provides a variety of finishing services such as safety coating, protective layering, decorative finishes, and so much more. This will enhance the durability, look, and feel, which will improve the lifespan of your machined parts or product.
Most Common Options For Finishing Services
For painted finishes, it will aid the prototypes organization, function, visibility, and safety. Spray paint comes with a host of benefits that will enhance the look and feel of your prototype, making it look eye-catching.
With regards to color matching, most companies used advanced color-matching systems such as Rai and Pantone color matching system that matches mold tech call outs, Pantone, and Rai to extreme precision.
In most prototyping companies, spray painting is done in-house to ensure customization according to the clients’ needs and preferences.
This involves imprinting part/serial number, logo, or text, and image onto your machined parts or product. One of the most effective ways of producing an imprint with smooth edges and a high degree of accuracy is using silk screening.
What’s even more impressive is the fact that silk screening can be used on other finishing services, which makes branding or sharing information simple and easy.
For metal prototypes of parts, you can add a layer of coating using plating services. Some of the most popular coatings are silver and chrome; the addition of even layers on your design will improve its look and design.
The additional layer will also act as protection against wear and tear as well as make your prototype resistant to adverse weather conditions.
Anodizing will make you part/prototype wear& tear and rust-resistant. Additionally, it will enhance paint and coating adhesion as well as add reflective features to your parts. Anodizing will boost the durability and well as the life cycle of your machined parts.
There is some metal prototype that can undergo electroplating; this process entails the removal of ions through an electrical process. Electroplating adds a layer of resistance to your metals, making your parts/product corrosion-resistant and adding adhesive benefits.
It’s usually done on small machined parts with limited designs. The finishing service provides for etching of numbers, texts, logos, images, and design directly onto your finished prototype or parts.
When it comes to finishing services, there is plenty of option that you had go with accommodating nearly every need and the requirement that may arise, ensuring that your prototype achieves its intended purpose.
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