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Blog 2017


Powder Coating in Sheet Metal Processing

December 11, 2017

No matter what industry you work in, if your goal is to create a long-lasting and durable product then you've likely begun to consider the power of powder coating. At G.P. Industries Pty Ltd, we believe in the power of industrial strength powder coating equipment. Powder coating brings a litany of advantages to your end product, almost irrespective of the material that your product utilises. Today, we are going to be discussing the impact of powder coating when applied to sheet metal processing.

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Powder Coating for Automotive for Best Finished Results

December 4, 2017

As a powder coating equipment manufacturer, here at GP Industries, we have made it our business to put customers in the right place to create high-quality products. This mindset has led us to believe strongly in the power of powder coating and the quality that it can bring to a variety of different industries. Today, we are going to talk about how powder coating can have a dramatic positive impact on your automotive related projects.

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Is Powder Coating Better than Spray Paint?

November 17, 2017

The debates continue and the dialogues are heated. Spray paint, a relatively efficient method of applying a widely distributed finish, matches up against powder coating technology. The scene is set, the benefits and ill effects are prepared, and we're all ready for a knockdown, drag-out brawl. Only, there's no real competition here, not after those pros-and-cons are objectively considered.

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Differences between Metal Plating and Powder Coating

November 3, 2017

Comparative coating technologies can be tough for the uninitiated to master. What if the novice coating technician is wading through metal plating and powder coating procedures? Admittedly, if a thesaurus is called in, plating and coating work seem interchangeable. However, from a strictly functional viewpoint, major differences abound. They exist in the processing method, the applied coating material, and the end results.

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Sustainable Powder Coating

October 13, 2017

Process sustainability is one of those topics that concerns everyone. In general, these structured principles exist to preserve our planet's limited resources by controlling the materials consumed in those processes. Sustainable powder coating technology is built around these concepts. Designed to bond without using environmentally damaging solvents, the electrostatically based coating procedure is fundamentally clean and dry.

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Why Do You Need to Use High Temperature Masking Tapes When Powder Coating?

October 6, 2017

If powder coating technology is so advanced, why do you need to use high-temperature masking tape? This question and others like it are bound to crop up from time to time. To answer the question in the simplest possible way, there are areas on workpieces that are not meant to be coated in this hardened shell.

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Benefits of the Powder Recovery System

September 28, 2017

If you are a manufacturing company that prides itself on a high quality finished product then you likely have become familiar with powder coating. Powder coating is the act of applying a powder finish to your product in order to raise its durability, improve on its aesthetic appeal, and reduce your own carbon footprint. While powder coating is an industry standard operation, and relatively affordable as a result, there are still ways to focus on getting more bang for your buck. That is why today we are going to talk about the Powder Recovery System and how it can positively impact your business.

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Why You MUST Remove Moisture before Powder Coating

September 14, 2017

Powder coating has long been one of the most popular ways companies have chosen to apply a finish to their product. Powder coating offers companies the ability to choose a high quality finish that improves aesthetics as well as functionality. Today we are going to talk about the science behind powder coating as well as the importance of moisture removal in the process.

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Electrocoat and Chemical Dipping Plants

August 31, 2017

Electrocoating (E-coat) equipment creates an impeccably refined material overlay. The coverage is uniform, impact resistance protection is more than satisfactory, and the end product exhibits superior corrosion resistance. Partnered with a chemical dipping stage, the process resets the workpiece until it's naked. Unsullied by surface contaminants, the equipment carries the part towards an e-coating bath, which is where we join the process in motion.

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Things to Look for When Buying Powder Coating Ovens

August 14, 2017

A feature-rich powder coating oven is a major investment. Granted, the voltage-regulated gear has deftly applied the particulate matter, but if it doesn't cure evenly, what's the point? Located at the end of the process, every other stage counts on that uniformly applied heat, on a thermal envelope that invariably produces a perfectly cured protective membrane.

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Process of Metal Pretreatment in Powder Coating

July 26, 2017

Like an eraser stripping away the smallest pencil mark from a premium sheet of paper, the powder coating metal pretreatment process cleans project workpieces until they're spotless. Bared metal is all that remains, which is as it should be because this denuded surface guarantees a uniform coating, courtesy of the electrostatic application cubicle.

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How to Judge a Perfect Powder Finish: What Should You Look For?

July 17, 2017

Visually speaking, a workpiece that displays a perfect powder finish looks like it's covered in a second skin. The uninterrupted membrane hugs every turn, every contour, and it glows with textured colour. But did you know those styling good looks go beyond skin deep aesthetics? Designed to create a long lasting shell, this finish lasts, but it takes more than an appreciative eye to judge that durability feature.

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Dust Collectors and Cyclones in Relation to Powder Coating

June 28, 2017

If a powder coating service utilises dust collectors and cyclones, the company isn't heading out to the desert for a mini vacation. No, these liberated dust clouds are all part of the application process. Located in the sealed spray cubicle, the dry coating is electrostatically adhering to the workpiece, as intended, but what about that swirling cloud? Let's deal with that air-suspended legion of tiny coating pellets.

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Functions of Overhead Conveyors in Powder Coating Equipment

June 15, 2017

Perhaps an amateur parts finisher is happy enough to manually transport a partially processed workpiece from the powder coating cubicle to the curing oven, but a professionally run business can't afford that kind of amateurish drudgery. No, a meticulously operated powder coating process requires overhead conveyors, systems that can efficiently couple every process station. Let's take a look at how these conveyors create a powder coating chain.

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The Importance of OH&S and Work Safety in Powder Coating Equipment Manufacturing, Usage and Maintenance

May 25, 2017

As an inherently nontoxic parts-finishing process, powder coating technology does not threaten the environment. But, and this is an important point, the equipment and materials do pose a threat to an operator. Just like any area that's reserved for a manufacturing operation, there are risk factors to address. Starting with the workshop premises, there are OH&S (Occupational Health and Safety) guidelines that exist to keep everyone and everything safe.

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Keeping Corrosion Off Your Equipment: How Powder Coating Helps

May 11, 2017

An ugly rust patch is the last thing you want to see on your equipment. It's just a pity that the oxidising agents around you don't share that view. They use moisture to corrode the iron alloys in the gear until the degraded metal becomes pitted and structurally weakened. One immediate solution comes to mind here, an answer that wraps the vital equipment in an oxidizer-proof membrane.

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The Role of Hot Ovens in the Powder Coating Process

Apil 28, 2017

Of all the stages in the powder coating process, the oven baking station is the most satisfying, for this is where the curing work takes place. With that bold statement said, we need to back up this claim with some facts that illustrate the role of hot ovens in powder coating. We'll talk about temperatures and time, dwell length and cycle periods, and really get into that all-important cross-linking process.

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Potential Cure Cycle Problem Areas in Powder Coating

Apil 19, 2017

This is an occupation where cure quality means absolutely everything. Primarily, we're being tasked with the production of an impenetrable skin, so an optimised curing stage is essential. That perfectly managed oven bake ensures an aesthetically appealing coating, plus membrane sealing is assured…

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Causes of Peeling and Pinholes in Powder Coating

March 29, 2017

The powder coating project is nearing completion. Yet another fine result is making its way to a satisfied customer. But what if the finish is exhibiting strange pinholes? The normally skintight coating is either peeling or there're more pinholes spreading across the surface…

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Common Powder Coating Gun Problems and Solutions

March 22, 2017

There's no pleasure to be found in troubleshooting. It all feels a bit like hitting your head against a brick wall. Granted, powder coating technology has been adopted as an industry-wide finishing solution, but there's still equipment idiosyncrasies to deal with, yes, even here. On the subject of powder coating guns, several issues crop up from time-to-time…

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Is It Possible to Apply Powder Coating Over Wet Paint?

February 21, 2017

It just feels wrong, this notion that it's possible to powder coat over wet paint, right? The paint is in a soluble state, after all, and it'll likely blister when it enters the oven. Therefore, at least initially, it seems like this isn't a viable option. We'll dig deeper, though, because there this question deserves an answer…

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What are the Differences between Electro Coating and Powder Coating?

February 13, 2017

Several maturing standards dominate the industrial coatings market. Powder coating technology leads the pack, as always, but there's another electrodeposition procedure at our disposal. Known as electro coating or e-coating, this process also adds an impermeable finish to a workpiece, but that's where the similarities end…

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Reliable Powder Coating Equipment Manufacturer and Supplier in Melbourne

January 30, 2017

Choosing the right powder coating equipment manufacturer and supplier in Melbourne doesn't have to be a daunting task. Actually, the shortlisting process becomes child's play when the likely candidates are judged on one key strength. We're referring to reliability, a capacity for consistently offering the best services. In order to realize this unwavering premise, we need a mission statement, a means of clarifying some fundamental values…

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Powdercoating Failures: What Causes Air Bubbles, Cracks and Peeling?

January 13, 2017

In following this guide, we're going to ring in the New Year with high-minded decorum by bending powder coating failures to our will. So, without further ado, it's time to make out a new resolution and find out just what causes air bubbles, cracks, and peeling in a newly coated product. Beginning with unsightly bubbles, let's put a decisive end to such aesthetic and function corrupting incidents…

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