Sota Technology’s engineering staff takes a strong supporting role in design, logistics, and problem solving to make launching your program as successful as possible. We pride ourselves in fine tuning our metal product to fit existing mating parts for improved fit and functionality. We see the design, prototype, tooling and production launch from start to finish.
We take a leading role in the engineering and problem solving process for product realization and development. We use Solidworks and AutoVue programs to effectively design, transmit data and engineer tooling for superior product fit and function.
Sota Technology offers its customers many different options for cost effective prototypes and low volume runs. We use laser, water jet and plasma cutting technology, as well as, press brake and machining processes. We can also produce new prototype tools to meet your needs and budget.
Chrome plating is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object. The chromed layer can be decorative, provide corrosion resistance, ease cleaning procedures, or increase surface hardness.
Zinc plating involves the electrolytic application of zinc by immersing clean steel parts in a zinc salt solution and applying an electric current. Benefits of zinc plating include consistent distribution and temperature tolerance up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, suitable for rack or barrel plating.
Heat treating is a group of industrial and metalworking processes used to alter the physical and sometimes chemical properties of a material. This involves the use of heating or chilling to achieve a desired result such as hardening or softening of a material. Heat treatment techniques include annealing, case hardening, austempering, precipitation strengthening, conventional tempering and quenching.
Powder coating is the technique of applying dry paint to a part. The final cured coating is the same as a 2-pack wet paint. In normal wet painting such as house paints the solids are in suspension in a liquid carrier, which must evaporate before the solid paint coating is produced. In powder coating, the powdered paint may be applied by either of two techniques. The item is lowered into a fluidized bed of the powder, which may or may not be electro statically charged, or the powdered paint is electro statically charged and sprayed onto the powder coating. Powder coating produces a high specification coating which is relatively hard, abrasion resistant and tough.
An unfinished product is immersed in a bath containing the electrophoretic paint emulsion and an electric current is passed through both the product and the emulsion. The paint particles that are in contact with the product adhere to the surface. This layer prevents any further electrical current passing through, resulting in a perfectly level coating. The product is then removed from the paint bath and baked in an oven. Benefits of E-Coating include thinner coating thickness compared with powder coating, which is beneficial when tolerances may be a concern. E-coating provides total coverage of the part which may allow some pre-assembly of components prior to coating. This minimizes the chance of damaging painted parts during the assembly process.
Sota Technology has capabilities to ship high volume products direct within the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. We also provide shipping and expediting services locally within 50 miles of our facility using our own box truck. We provide custom packaging solutions engineered specifically for our products to insure protection and maximize the standard pack. Sota Technology’s employees take great care and pride in every product that leaves our facility.