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The Southern California, Central States and Wisconsin chapters conducted toy drives during their December chapter events. In addition, the chapters made cash donations to their local charity organizations.
The factors that influence nickel content in deposits from alkaline non-cyanide zinc nickel baths.
With new technology, a boat yard improves production efficiency and enhances finish quality.
What the team at Gardner Business Intelligence sees ahead for the industrial finishing industry in 2017.
Dr. Westre was named vice president of technology for Chemeon in October with an emphasis on anodizing and conversion coating solutions.
Working Relations Index measures partnerships between suppliers and OEMs.
Future business expectations skyrocket in November.
On serving customers, balancing work and life—and being a good listener—an open letter to the newest member of the sales team.
Young professionals are a vital asset to the finishing industry. Products Finishing is recognizing the industry’s top young talent through an annual 40 Under 40 program.
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Our readers share how Products Finishing has helped their careers as the magazine celebrates its 80th year covering the finishing industry.
One Drop Yo-Yos in Eugene, Oregon, is a leading high-end yo-yo manufacturer. It gets some of the 8,000 products it makes finished at Gruntbull Anodizing in Gettysburg, Ohio, whose splash anodizing process combines as many as six colors on the same part. The result is a piece of art.
We look back at the industry’s top new products and services for the past year.
Q. We are vibratory finishing an aluminum part and then blasting it to achieve a uniform pre-anodized finish. Can you recommend a process that can give a visual blasted finish in our vibratory machine to eliminate the blasting process?
Q. We have a high-volume small stainless ½" × 1" part with a heavy external burr. We need to deburr the part in three seconds to obtain our production rates. We’ve tried high-energy mass finishing and it does not remove the burr. How can we deburr and automate this part?
Q. We are blasting our stainless parts in a blast cabinet with a finer steel shot. We are concerned about ferrous contamination but need the impact the steel media produces for our parts. What media do you recommend?