Laser Cutting Finishing Processes / /
After laser cutting, some finishing may be required. Fathom offers multiple finishing processes to help you achieve a consistent finish on your products. Common finishes for laser cut parts include:
Painting adds color, varnish, or ink to a part. There are three methods of painting which include powder coating, liquid coating, or e-coating. During powder coating, the powder is electrostatically charged which leaves a scratch-resistant and uniform coat on the metal part. Wet paint is used during liquid coating and is applied to the surface of the part. E-coating is the process of dipping a metal part into a bath of paint. The part and paint are electrified and the paint adheres to the part.
Transfers add a design or label to a workpiece. To add the design to the part, a heated press is used to apply pressure and transfer the design. Transferring may also be used to add a design to a part that will later by engraved.
Our team can perform assembly and kitting in-house. Services include installing hardware, manual or automated process, and more. Fathom will ensure your finished part is to your exact specifications.
Drilling adds a round hole to a part. A drill press, tapping, or milling machine may be used to add a hole. Spotting or peck drills may also be used, depending on the kind of mark that needs to be made.
Fathom understands that attention to detail is critical to manufacturing. We can uniformly remove laser-dross, mechanical burrs or sharps and other surface imperfections with our in-house deburring and finishing operations. Our processes range from hand sanding to automated deburring, tumbling and finishing equipment.