With Global Advanced Technologies (GAT), you have more than one choice of coating solutions. We are not bound by a single coating. Rather, we partner with our customers to isolate the best coating solution for their products. Most current service providers specialize in just one material and that strategy doesn’t allow for much of a choice.
To find what works best, and before you engage in any qualification, we offer an Engineering Run, or E-run, whereby you select a trial based upon a selection of options presented by our coating specialists. These E-runs are smaller than production-quantity work and are primarily designed to validate a coating type, thickness and other parameters associated with the steps involved in product cleaning, preparation (including any masking requirements), promotion and the actual deposition process.
To begin an E-run, or get technical consults, you simply contact us via phone or complete the online forms available through any of the appropriate links on our website. Turnaround time for an E-run trial, can take as little as 2-3 days on certain parts and equipment availability.
The value of an E-run is important in many ways. You have the advantage of trying various coatings prior to making a final selection. If your parts have a particular spec, an E-run can help in determining proper film thickness or achieving good adhesion. Some coatings are costlier than others. Often, there are other more economical solutions that function just as well for your specific application. Contact us for an E-Run; we probably have that perfect alternative.
“Ideally, a service provider should offer a selection of coating options and materials, and a team of scientists and engineers to guide in that choice”
E-Run may come with consulting services if you need, which including material analysis, IPC/MIL/ASTM standardized testing, reliability tests, failure analysis and more.