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E-paint vs. Powder Coating


When using Aluminum (6061 for ex.), how would powder coating compare with e-phoretic painting in term of resistance to abrasion, scratches, peeling, flaking, etc.? If I have a small Aluminum box (2 x 4 x 6")which will be subjected to very rough handling (dents, scratches), which of the 2 processes will give me a better chance of surviving the test? I know that anodizing is most durable, but it cannot be used in this case because the box is made by welding 2 halves together at final assembly and will contain electronics then. To anodize before final assembly ---> hard to weld at final assy due to the alumina. To anodize after final assembly ---> may destroy the electronics inside the box. Thank you for any info.

Henry Nighem
- Sunnyvale, California


Paint people help me out here, but don't we need the formula of the paint, rather than the method of application? I would choose a rubbery formula for a small box of electronics that will be hacky-sacked around.

Best regards,

tom pullizzi monitor
Tom Pullizzi
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