Introduction to Powder Coating

  • 17 Mar 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • MakerPlace Paint Booth
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

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We reserve the right to postpone or cancel any course without notice. Attendees may cancel up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. Cancellations up to 24 hours in advance incur no penalty if the minimum number of attendees is maintained. Otherwise, and always in the case of no-shows (except in the cases of medical emergency and family bereavement) a 100% penalty of the tuition (not including materials fees, if any) is levied.
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Powder coating is a type of coating for metals that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form.

The powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then heated allowing it to melt and flow forming a "skin."  Powder coating is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher and often more homogenous than conventional paint, leading to less corrosion. Due to the electrical conductivity required for electrostatic application, powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as steel, copper, brass, and aluminum extrusions.  Many different colors may be used for decorative or identification purposes.

This workshop will introduce students to surface preparation using an abrasive tumbler, the electrostatic means of powder application, and the heat curing process.  Each student will use an uncoated, stainless steel “church key” as a test object.  Students may bring a small personal metal item to be coated subject to space constraints (6” x 6” x 6” maximum) in the oven and other objects being processed.

Successful completion of this workshop will qualify students for independent use of the abrasive tumbler, the electrostatic powder gun, and the heat treatment oven.

**No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**
1022 W. Morena Blvd. Ste. H  San Diego, Ca 92110
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