Engineering FAQs

What coating do you recommend for our unique and unusual end use?

We provide an easy to use FluoroMed® Engineering Evaluation Form that helps you explain to us what you need a coating to do. All aspects of coating performance including Low Friction, Corrosion Resistance, Temperature Capabilities, Cure Temperature and many more capabilities plus the exact operating requirements and the substrate material are simultaneously considered.
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How do you protect our proprietary design?

SSG has Mutual Non Disclosure forms that are executed by an officer of SSG. Or, we can use your company’s form to provide Non Disclosure security to protect your design.

How long does it take for a prototype to get coated?

After we receive your information noted on our FluoroMed® Engineering Evaluation Form, we can answer that question in short order. Generally, 3-5 workdays is sufficient for us to coat and return your coated parts to your firm.
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What substrates can you coat?

All metals including stainless, monel, titanium, nitinol, aluminum, brass, copper, silver plated copper, zinc, and pot metal. Non-metallic includes all types of plastic and filled plastics and most rubber including polyisoprene and silicone.

Can you provide anti-microbial coatings for our parts?

Yes, SSG has partnered with several suppliers of anti-microbial materials and we can provide coatings that kill e coli, staph, strep, and dozens more pathogens. Contact us for more details or check our web site for more
anti-microbial coating information.

Can you supply our engineers with a data sheet or MSDS on your coatings?

Yes, we will provide your firm with the appropriate information sheet on the specific coating we apply to your parts.

What is the heaviest weight that you can handle?

Our maximum weight on a 42” square skid is 3000 pounds. Layer sizes will reduce weight limitations. Please call for details.

What is the longest length that you can handle?

Our maximum length is 13 feet but width, weight and height will reduce this number.

What is the thinnest substrate that you can handle?

.002” is the thinnest substrate that we coat. However, part configuration may move this thickness value up.

What is the tightest tolerance that can be held on coating thickness?

The tightest tolerance on coating thickness depends on part configuration and the coating being applied. In certain circumstances we can hold +/- .0001” with prior agreement of our engineering staff. Contact us for details.

What is normal surface preparation?

There is a wide range of normal surface preparation. Part configuration and customer specification dictates the surface preparation. The ultimate would be solvent cleaning, preheat of 750°F to burn off any residual oil and grease coupled with a grit blast to white metal. Again, not all surfaces can withstand these treatments. Our staff needs to test several preparation and coating methods to determine the optimal surface preparation.

What coatings do you have that will resist sterilization?

Most of our coatings will resist gamma radiation sterilization. Many customers use ethylene oxide and virtually all of our coatings will withstand ethylene oxide. Autoclave sterilization is used and that requires more specific part/end use testing.