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CCAI Presents 'Maintaining a Quality Finish' Webinar Series

This three-part series will be presented by CCAI corporate members who have proficient knowledge and experience with each of the webinar topics.

Plating / Top Shops

2017 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey: Investments, Profits Are Trending Up

Analysis: Trends show more consistencies than differences over time; shops are increasing capital expenditures each year, with shops ranking at the top spending at 10 percent of gross sales.

Powder Coating

Proper Testing of a Powder Coat Finish

Manufacturer shows how it performs extensive tests on powder coated medical carts.

Chemetall to Present on Optimizing Aqueous Cleaning Washers at PMTS/PCx

Chemetall is set to present on optimizing aqueous cleaning washers and subsequent rust protection at PMTS/PCx.

Capital Expenditures and Growth

The axiom says that you must spend money to make money. Turns out the statistics prove it true, too. Top Shops spend money to make money, and keep more of it.

Plating

Fixing Electroless Nickel Adhesion Issues

A shop plated a carburized AISI 8620 steel alloy with 15 microns of an 8-percent NiP electroless nickel deposit and acceptance by its customer. Now, the OEM requires that the shop switch to an EN deposit in the range of 5 percent. Coventya's Brad Durkin offers a solution.