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Ruger's New Coating Weapon

Booming firearm sales require new black oxide line for Ruger, the largest manufacturer of sporting weapons in the U.S. more(+)


Excellence in Electrocoating

How one shop’s line improvements cut expenditures by $400,000 per year. more(+)


Character Matters in Mechanical Finishing

How physical characteristics of vibratory bowls affect processing efficiency. more(+)


Electroplating Hall of Fame Adds Six Inductees for 2016

Berg, Feldstein, Hogaboom, Kushner, Read and Walker honored. more(+)

A Conversation with…Peter Dority, Coral Chemical

Dority is a fun-loving South Carolinian who spends his time rooting for Clemson University. more(+)


The 38-Minute Life Lesson

Cabbie’s story makes us all inventory our happiness. more(+)


Beware “Hit-Rate Guy”

Why focusing on hit rate can have a detrimental effect on revenue growth. more(+)


Magic Rack’s Hook Organizer, Transport and Burn-off System Streamlines Production

Racks organize part hooks securely for time and labor savings. more(+)

TOP SHOPS: J&J Performance Powder Coating

Dolan says in 10 years, he has never lost or let go of an employee. more(+)

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TOP SHOPS: J&J Performance Powder Coating

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NASF Report February 2016: What’s the Impact of REACH Rules on U.S. Surface Treatment?

The brief summary below the EU’s regulation on REACH became law in June 2007 and created new obligations to manufacture, import or use new and existing chemicals in the EU.

NASF News and Reports

The National Association for Surface Finishing is the industry representative for businesses and suppliers in the finishing industry. Christian Richter and Jeff Hannapel lead the NASF's efforts from their Washington, DC offices.

Anodizing Q&A: Rinsing Blind Holes Prior to Dying

I have problems with leaching from blind holes in black anodized parts.

Anodizing Q&A: Stripping Type III (Hard) Anodic Coatings

Is it possible to strip hard coat type III anodized coatings?

Anodizing Q&A: Technical References for Anodizing

Are there any books or other resources that you could recommend for me to read and keep on hand as references?
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