Updated: Jun 10, 2019
Common surface treatment process include Screen printing, Pad printing, Brushed metal, Polishing, Sandblasting, Radium carving, Plastic spraying, Anodizing, Electrophoretic, Electroplating.
Screen printing is through screen printing. Using a piece of screen tension on a frame, and then smear the photopolymer on screen. The image to be printed is output by laser, and the screen is placed under the exposure lamp for a few minutes. Finally soak the frame with water to wash away the photopolymer, while the other parts that do not need to be printed still retain(template). Dry the template and start printing. Screen printing can be divided into many types according to its layout, printing machine varieties, ink properties, and substrate types. As far as its printing mode is concerned, it can be divided into the following types:
1.Flat-bed screen printing:
Flat-bed screen printing is a method of printing on a printing substrate with a flat screen mesh. Fixed plate squeegee move during printing.
2.Curved screen printing:
Curved screen printing is a method of printing curved substrate (spherical, cylindrical and conical) with a flat screen mesh. When the squeegee is fixed during printing, the substrate and the printing mesh move horizontally together.
3.Rotary screen printing:
Rotary screen printing is a printing method using a cylindrical screen printing substrate with a fixed squeegee in the cylinder. The cylindrical printing mesh and the substrate use simultaneous linear velocity movement.
Pad printing is an indirect concave rubber head printing technology, which has become a major method of surface printing and decoration of various objects. The designed pattern is etched on the printing plate, the etching plate is coated with ink, and then most of the ink is transferred to the printed object through the silicone head.
Brushed metal is actually a repair process, can also play a beautiful role. According to the effect can be divided into vertical brushed , random brushed, ripples brushed, radial brushed and so on. Usually it is also brushed before plating.
Vertical brushed refers to the machining of straight lines on the surface of the aluminum plate by mechanical friction. Continuous straight lines can be obtained by continuous horizontal linear friction on the surface of the aluminum plate with stainless steel brush. Changing the diameter of the steel wire of stainless steel brush can obtain different thickness lines.
Random brushed is a kind of non-regular, no obvious grain sub-gloss wire pattern obtained by moving the aluminum plate back and forth under the high-speed running copper wire brush. This type of processing need high surface requirements for aluminum or aluminum alloy plates.
Rippled brushed are generally made on a brushing machine or friction machine. The wavy lines are obtained by grinding the brush on the surface of metal plate by using the axial motion of the upper group of grinding rollers.
Radial brushed, a kind of silk thread obtained by rotating and polishing the surface of metal plate with kerosene blending polishing paste on cylindrical felt or diamond nylon drilling machine. It mostly used for decorative processing of circular signs and small decorative dials.
Modification of the surface of a workpiece using flexible polishing tools and abrasive particles or another polishing media. Polishing can’t improve the dimensional accuracy or geometric accuracy of the workpiece, but for the purpose of obtaining smooth surface or mirror luster, and sometimes also used to eliminate luster. According to different polishing processes: rough polishing, medium polishing and fine polishing, The best polishing effect can be achieved by selecting the appropriate polishing wheel, and the polishing efficiency can be improved at the same time.
Sandblasting is to obtain the surface of the film light decoration or fine reflector to meet the special design needs such as soft luster. At the same time, it can make the combination of printing material and substrate stronger. Sandblasting is usually carried out in a special sandblasting machine. According to the requirements of the thickness of the sand surface, select the appropriate number of quartz sand, spray into the appropriate sand surface. Uniform and moderate sandblasting treatment can basically overcome the common defects on the surface of metal.
Laser carving, which carves traces through the chemical and physical changes of the surface material caused by the light energy of the laser beam, or burns off part of the material through the light energy. Showing the graphics and text that need to be etched; According to the different carving methods. It can be divided into dot-matrix carving and vector cutting.
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