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FAQ Category: Powder Coating

Why can’t I add a service to my part?

Can’t add a service like bending/forming, countersinking, tapping, hardware insertion, deburring, anodizing, plating, or powder coating to your part after uploading your file to our website and selecting a material? There are a number of reasons why this might be the case. View the full FAQ to learn more.

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What metal colors do you offer?

At SendCutSend we stock over 15 different sheet metal types in a wide range of thicknesses. Check out our Materials Library to see the variety of colors present in unfinished metals. In addition to the natural beauty of aluminum, copper, brass, and blue temper spring steel, we offer several finishing options. Anodizing Metal Colors

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Is your powder coating fingerprint resistant?

Our wrinkle black powder coating finish is fingerprint resistant. All other powder coat colors will show fingerprints. These are easily removed by using a soft cloth with mild soap and water. Learn more about our powder coating service and what to expect here. In Summary

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Can you apply finishing services to specific areas of my part?

If you choose to add a finishing service (anodizing, plating, or powder coating) to parts, we will apply the finish to the entire part. We’re unable to finish specific areas or portions of parts, and not other areas. Please note; bending, countersinking, and tapping services are performed before finishing services. Hardware is installed after

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What are the thicknesses for your finishes?

Need to know how much additional thickness our finishes will add to the surface of your parts? You’ve come to the right place! Sulfuric Anodizing Type II, Class II (red, gold, blue, clear, and black finishes) Chloride Rack Zinc Electroplating Black, Yellow, and Clear Zinc finishes Bright Electrolytic Nickel Plating Clear Nickel finish Powder

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What materials are available for powder coating?

Materials have to meet a few requirements for powder coating: they have to be able to hold an electrostatic charge, and withstand high curing temperatures. Because of these requirements, aluminum, mild steel and stainless steel are the best candidates for powder coating. We can powder coat these materials in several different thicknesses. 5052 Aluminum 0.063″-0.500”

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What should I expect when I get a part powder coated?

Powder coating will add a 7-10 day lead time to your order. If you are ordering both powder coated and non-powder coated parts, split your order into two so we can ship your non-powder coated parts as soon as they’re done being machined.  If your powder coated parts are bent, be aware that the

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Can I powder coat my bent or tapped part?

Yes, you can powder coated bent and tapped parts but there are a few things to know. If your powder coated parts are bent, be aware that the die witness marks from the press brake will be visible through the coating. At this time, we cannot plug tapped holes before the parts are powder

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What colors are available for powder coating?

We currently offer powder coating in seven colors: Matte Black Gloss Black Wrinkle Black Gloss Red Gloss Yellow Gloss White Emerald Green Powder coating starts from $9, no minimum quantity with parts as low as $1 per part in bulk!  Please note: Powder coating adds 7-10 days of production time. Check out our Powder

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Haven’t found what you’re looking for?

Check out our the resources below or contact us at support@sendcutsend.com

Guidelines

Everything you need to know to design for laser-cutting, CNC routing, bending, and tapping.

Tutorials

Everything from software-specific tutorials to material selection tips.

Materials

We have sheet metals, plastics, composites, and wood/boards for every project.

Part Sizes

Min and Max part sizes for all our materials

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Aluminum: 5052, 6061, 7075 Steel: Mild, G30

SKUSO-440-8
Thread Size4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).168″
Minimum sheet thickness0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..345″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Length.250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″

We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Passivated

Stainless Steel: 304, 316

SKUSO4-440-8
Thread Size440
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).166″
Minimum sheet thickness0.04″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener material400 Stainless Steel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole. Example shown with x2 of the same hardware..345″
Recommended panel materialStainless Steel
Coating typePassivated
Length.250″
304 Stainless Steel material ranges0.048″-0.125″
316 Stainless Steel material ranges0.060″-0.125″