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 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 coated, so you will have to chase the holes with a tap to clear the threads once you receive the parts. We also do not offer tab removal so micro joints/tabs will be visible through the powder coat. These are typically 0.015-0.030″ in width depending on the material and roughly .010″ in height.

When designing features to be laser cut or bent on your part prior to powder coating, we recommend keeping a gap at least 0.040″ wide between them. This will help prevent powder buildup from creating an unwanted bridge during the powder coating process.

If you still have questions about expectations and standards for powder coated orders, read our powder coating guidelines and reach out to us at support@sendcutsend.com for more information.

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

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..314″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″