Powder coating has come a long way and is now one of the premier finishing solutions in a variety of industries. But shop owners are still reluctant to bring the process in house, and are instead either sticking with paint as their primary finishing method or are contracting out powder coating.
It’s clear that powder coating carries with it several key advantages. It can be more cost-effective in the long run than paint, plus the finish is more durable and resilient. There’s no running or sagging, and you get a seamless look between horizontal and vertical surfaces. Also, the number and types of materials that can be powder coated has increased with advances in technology.
Here are reasons you should consider buying powder coating equipment and bringing your powder coating operations into your shop.
In-House Operations Saves in the Long Run
While outsourcing may make sense in the beginning, since it takes time to spin up a new process, in the long run it’ll save you money to be able to do it yourself rather than outsource the job to another third-party provider.
This is no different from outsourcing any other aspect of your operations. Learning how to powder coat and then getting the necessary powder coating equipment will often cost less over a certain period of time than outsourcing.
Doing It Yourself Builds a Brand
A shop can also become known for performing every essential task in-house, and not outsourcing.
This is especially true for powder coating. Powder coating is still young enough that shops with high levels of proficiency in the process are in high demand. Developing your own powder coating capabilities can give your business a reputation for high-quality, precise powder coating that creates great results and encourages people to want to do business with you – not a sub-contractor.
Ensure Quality Control
Finally, bringing powder coating into your facility means you can better ensure quality control over the finished product, instead of relying on a third-party contractor to do it for you. This is especially helpful if there’s a time crunch or tight deadline. You can’t always afford to wait for the contractor to re-do a botched job. Maintaining control over the powder coating operations means you can guarantee quality in what you produce.
Contact Dudley C. Jackson for more information on getting a great deal on high-quality powder coating equipment for your shop or plant.