Types of Metal Finishes

Here at Vista Industrial Products, Inc. we fabricate metal parts for numerous industries that have a variety of finishing requirements. When many people think of metal finishing, they may only think of it as aesthetic finishes like paint and powder coat in order to make parts look good and to change the color. However, many times a finish is applied to metal products for the functionality, preservation, or texture of a product rather than just adding color. Below is a list of the various common types of metal finishes and their purpose: Continue reading

Metal Finishing

The metal fabrication industry has become more diverse with more manufacturers taking on more services to increase their capabilities and add more opportunities to their workflow. For instance many years ago, metal fabricators would either only do sheet metal fabrication, only machining, only welding, or only metal finishing. Now that the industry is more competitive, companies are taking on all different capabilities in order to remain competitive in the industry. Vista Industrial Products, Inc. has taken part in this metal fabrication trend. As the company has grown and partnered with multiple companies in different industries, we have diversified our services in order to create a one-top-shop for metal fabrication. As a result, we provide metal fabrication and metal finishing under one roof!

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Chemical Film – Chromate Conversion – Yellow Iridite – Alodine

Since VIP has been in business since 1956, we have learned what a competitive manufacturing facility will need in order to cater to customers’ needs. Many companies require chemical film (also known as chromate conversion, yellow iridite, or Alodine) for their parts for a variety of reasons. As a result, Vista Industrial has invested in chemical film tanks in our 8,000 square foot in-house paint shop.We have the capabilities to do yellow/gold or clear chemical film.

Some of the advantages of using chromate conversion on metal parts include the following: Continue reading