As a job shop that produces a wide variety of products for OEM’s in many sectors of the industrial market place, a very informative article was recently written about Bull Metal Products in Design 2 Part magazine.
Click here to get more insight into the history of Bull Metal Products and our capabilities; http://www.design2partmagazine.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=525
Powder Coated Finishes
Finishing sheet metal parts is important for several reasons; aesthetics, and protection from corrosion. Although we can have some parts plated (or anodized in the case of aluminum parts), the majority of products manufactured at Bull Metal Products are powder coated in-house.
Not only are powder coated finishes durable and aesthetically pleasing, the process is environmentally friendly because it is not solvent based, and there are no solvents required to flush the lines and clean the guns. Over the past 30+ years the variety of powder coated finishes available rival liquid paint finishes. Virtually any color, gloss, and texture can be matched to meet our customer’s requirements. Textured finishes include hammertone, sandtex, and crinkle, among a host of others.
There are different types of powder formulations available to provide varying levels of corrosion protection. Most powders will easily pass a 1000 hour salt spray test. Depending on the end use of a product; primarily interior vs exterior or harsh environment, different types of powders such as epoxies are available to better protect the underlying metal from corrosion. A key to attaining a quality finish with good surface protection is making sure the powder bonds well to the underlying material. At Bull Metal we degrease our parts and wash in an iron phosphate bath to provide a superior underlying surface for powder adherence. Additional protection can be afforded if the underlying material is galvanealed steel or stainless steel.
This new custom mobile cart is designed and manufactured for a major automotive refinishing and detailing products manufacturer and supplier. They wanted a heavy duty steel mobile cart for their professional detailer market that would hold up to the abuse of every day use. The challenge was to design the cart to be shipped flat, support the weight requirements and easily assembled by the user. The cart stands 34″L x 16″W x 31″H and has a custom made neoprene top (not shown) drilled and cut out to nest detail compounds, waxes and other automotive detailer supply’s. The custom formed round steel bar push/pull handles with backing plates on each end are designed to store heavy duty buffers. Each end frame has two steel formed round bar arms to coil extension cord for convenient storage when moving to desired job location. The carts bottom shelf is made from expanded metal for storage of bulk compounds, waxes and other needed detailing products. The cart is equipped with four six inch casters (2) fixed and (2) swivel for easy maneuverability and lock in place to prevent unwanted movement. Project was completely designed, manufactured, powder coated, packaged in house and shipped with easy assembly instructions.
Bull Metal Products can custom design and manufacture a mobile cart for your specific needs that will proudly represent your company’s products and image in the marketplace. Proudly Made in the U.S.A. since 1954.
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