Masking Coating Processes

SpeedMask® light-curable masking resins are formulated to provide superior surface protection from the thermal and aggressive application of Plasma Spray coatings. The resins also provide thermal and chemical resistance during e-coat and powder-coating processes. Common coating applications where these masking resins are successfully being used include:

  • Air Plasma Spray – Thermal Barrier Coatings
  • HVOF
  • Painting and Powder Coating

If you do not see your process, please contact Applications Engineering to learn how SpeedMask Masking Resins can make your manufacturing more efficient.

Read our Article “Environmentally Safe, UV Curable Masking Resins” – as published in Metal Finishing News
Read our Article “Customized Masking Solutions Don’t Require Customized Masks

 

Maskants

SpeedMask® maskants cure with UV/Visible light and offer reliable surface protection not available from traditional masking materials such as tape, lacquer, wax, and fixtures. Manufacturers use removable adhesives as temporary protective coatings during surface preparation and finishing operations where a barrier is needed to shield surfaces and cavities. The products provide protection from a variety of chemical, coating, manufacturing aid, and parts handling, as well as media finishing processes. Simply apply, cure, treat, and remove in four easy steps!

SpeedMask offers the following advantages over traditional masking methods:

  • Apply and cure in seconds
  • Residue-free surfaces after proper light cure
  • Reliable protection for complex and intricate configurations
  • Superior protection with one layer of material
  • No additional investment for design changes or new components
  • Masked parts are immediately ready for production

The materials offer reliable protection of components during grit blasting, air plasma spray, machining, airflow testing, anodizing, chemical milling/etching, plating, acid stripping, vibratory finishing, shot peening, painting, e-coating, and powder coating, as well as general masking processes. Recommended surfaces include nickel super alloys, high-temperature steel, titanium, cobalt, glass, and stainless steel. Formulations with high adhesion, secondary heat cure, and high-visibility colors such as pink, blue, and green are available.

The materials contain no non-reactive solvents and provide fast cure time, delivering cost savings through reductions in labor, rework, and also scrap. The products are available in several viscosities for easy application through dipping, spraying, or screen printing. SpeedMask® maskants are used throughout many industries, including aerospace, power generation, and metal finishing, as well as the manufacturing of orthopedic implants and medical devices.