Kirin’s capabilities do not end with the metal fabrication process. We also employ a number of finishing techniques to suit nearly every need. Once fabricated, your metal parts can complete their transformation through sandblasting, time-saving, painting, etching, and/or minor assembly.
Quality painted products need to be treated in order for the would-be paint to be applied properly. Kirin Manufacturing utilizes both sandblasting and time-saving to ensure that the quality of the finished product adheres to the strictest of standards. Our in-house sandblasting booth allows for proper paint-preparation. Painted parts, both large and small, are bead blasted in order to create a sufficiently rough surface for paint adhesion. This process will ensure against chipping and peeling of painted surfaces. Time-saving is another technique used to prepare surfaces for either paint adhesion, or for a sanded finish. This process also deburrs materials while applying a rust inhibiting compound.
Etching is yet another finishing process completed in-house at Kirin Manufacturing. This process is generally used on aluminum as a preparation for paint on smaller parts, but can also be used as a finish itself. Our chem-film line can apply finishes of chromate, irridite, and clear alodine, per customer specifications.
Powder coating is a finishing that applies a powdered coat onto a fabricated metal piece. This type of coating, being liquid-less in substance, can allow for thicker coats of finish because it does not run like a liquid finish might. This type of coating also allows for more consistent coating appearances on those surfaces that are both horizontally and vertically coated.
Wet Paint is a type of finish that allows us to custom finish your metal fabrication products. The wet paint process includes applying a liquid paint to a metal product but involves a specialized processes to obtain the best finish.
Anodizing is an electro-chemical process that is used to increase the thickness of the layers on metal surfaces for the purposes of converting a metal surface into a stronger finish. This is often done to increase corrosion resistance, increase resistance against wear and allows for improved paint and glue adhesion to the metal surfaces better than bare metal. This will also allow the metal to retain its’ natural appearance and texture if not continuing on to painting.
Passivation is a type of finishing that creates a protective layer around your fabricated metal and is protective against corrosion. Passivation refers to a material becoming “passive,” that is, being less affected by environmental factors such as air and water. Passivation involves a shielding outer-layer of base material, which can be applied as a microcoating. It differs from the other types of finishes offered such as painting and can allow for greater removal of surface contamination, such as particles of iron-containing shop dirt and iron particles from cutting tools that can form rust or act as initiation sites for corrosion.