Plastic components can be coated with metal involving a process called metallization, for mechanical and aesthetic purposes. When a plastic component is coated with metal, it increases its reflectivity and gloss. Through the process of metallization, plastic components achieve the properties of electrical conductivity and abrasion resistance. Metallized plastic parts are inexpensive to manufacture and they can use in similar applications where metal parts are usually used but with they weigh less. Vacuum metallization, flame, and arc spraying or plating are the methods used in metalizing plastic parts. There is also a possibility of metallizing transfer films and use them as alternative techniques in applying film onto a substrate surface. Mueller Corp is your ultimate source of plastic metallized components for any industry you are.
When it comes to the vacuum metallization at muellercorp.com, the plastic part is washed first and coated with a base coat in order for the metal layer to appear uniform and smooth. The next step is the evaporation of the metal like aluminum in a vacuum chamber to leave a thin layer of metal coating. To prevent oxidation, the entire process happens within the vacuum chamber. A top coat can be applied depending on the plastic component’s application in order to increase properties like abrasion resistance. Through vacuum metallizing, plastic components are converted into great automotive parts, component of electronic gadgets, toys, and appliances, and many other applications.
Metallic coating is shielding spray using a hand-held device, when it comes to arc and flame spraying. Combustion flame is used in flame spraying, the source of deposition which is driven by gas and oxygen. Coatings can be applied into specific areas because of the easy application, allowing working with unnaturally shaped parts and complex components. The process of electroless plating and electroplating are more effective than vacuum metallization which produces strong adhesion coats, and electroplating used uses electric current while an electric current is not used in electroless plating. With the use of electroless plating, copper or nickel can be deposited into plastic components. Watch this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLurxw3iTKM and learn more about painting.
Mueller Corporation is an expert in vacuum metalizing and other methods used in metalizing plastics, so if your factory or company needs a manufacturer of metalized plastics, we are here to be of help. Feel free to check our services by visiting website or homepage now. It is easy for Mueller Group to customize the metal or metallized plastic component you need, all you have to do is to state your requirements and design. With the use of state of the art equipment and techniques, Mueller Group can help you in meeting your needs and expectations. Learn more about vacuum metalizing and other Mueller Corp products and services through our related articles.