Quality Control

At Metal Powder Coating Bucks we believe that quality control is paramount when it comes to powder coating products.

Quality Control

At Metal Powder Coating Bucks, we believe that quality control is paramount when it comes to powder coated products. We have invested a lot into our personnel and testing equipment to ensure that the quality of our final products is second to none. As a highly dependable supplier we understand quality is everything to our customers, so if we believe there is a more functional way to keep the quality standards, we are here to work together and advice the best way possible to make this achievable.
visial and micron test

Visual and Micron Testing

Visual Inspection is one of the most important part of the quality control system we work from, a visual inspection of each powder coated part is carried out by one of our inspection team that has learnt of the many years of powder coating the best-looking finish required before doing any other tests in house.

In-house paint thickness testing can be offered where an agreed surface thickness has been requested or components are subject to poor surface coverage, for example, hard to spray inset surfaces or grilles etc. This test can be offered to customers subject to a commercial arrangement to ensure quality over large batch runs.

Cross Hatch Scratch Testing

Scratch testing is used to determine surface adhesive of paint to a material surface and involves taking a representative or actual sample that has been coated, cross hatching the surface and then applying some masking tape. After the masking tape has been firmly applied it is then removed and the success of the test is determined by the paint within the cross hatches remaining on the material surface.
cross hatch
mandrel test

Mandrel Bend Testing

To perform a conical mandrel bending test the coated sample is placed into the sample holder and mounted with the easy switch sample mount of the conical mandrel bend tester. The coated sample is bent by rotation around the conical mandrel to instantly evaluate the performance of the coating attached to the substrate or sampled surface. The coated sample, usually, a coated substrate aluminium panel, a steel panel or an iron panel with a coating, can be bent in accordance with it individual width either along a small part of the conical mandrel or along the entire length of the conical mandrel.