What Makes a Great Paint Job

What Makes a Great Paint Job

Most people think of paint in a very general sense, meaning any colored liquid film that we put on the surface of something to decorate and protect it. While basically true, that definition doesn’t do justice to the sophisticated chemistry underlying modern...
8 Things You Need to Know About Anodizing Aluminum

8 Things You Need to Know About Anodizing Aluminum

Anodizing is a method for changing the surface chemistry of metals and other substrates. It protects against corrosion, enhances aesthetic qualities, resists scratching and is one of the most durable surface finishes available. Let’s take aluminum as an example to see how this process cleverly exploits oxidation for a result that’s both decorative and functional.

The Top 5 Passivation Techniques

The Top 5 Passivation Techniques

  What Does Passivation Mean? Passivation means to alter the chemical structure of a metal at or just below the surface, so that it’s more stable and doesn’t want to react with other elements in an undesirable way. There are several different...
7 Methods For Finishing A Metal Surface

7 Methods For Finishing A Metal Surface

All metal prototyping and CNC machined components will leave behind a pattern of characteristic scratches on the workpiece. These are caused by the type of cutting tool, how sharp it is and the material it’s made from. In some cases these scratches can be...