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40 Under 40: Apple's Sean Novak Goes from Job Shop To Corporate Leader

Novak went from being a young chemical engineer who was hired by Anoplate out of Syracuse University to manager of the surface finishing team at Apple Inc., a Cupertino, California-based conglomerate. more(+)

40 Under 40: The 2016 Class is Full of Leaders

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. more(+)

Racking Up Profits in Coating Operations

Racking is often the first process when parts arrive at a finishing shop, but it’s the last process anyone thinks about when it comes to improving efficiencies and reducing costs. more(+)

Polishing Demands Lead to Innovative Solution

In the world that is Kinninger Production Welding in New Bremen, Ohio, polishing is not the biggest operation that owner Kevin Thobe’s team has to contend with—but it had certainly become one of the most demanding. more(+)

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Youth Served in 40 Under 40 Program

The idea came about at a conference I was at several years ago, when an industry veteran bemoaned the lack of what he called “new blood.” more(+)

NASF: Congress Moves to Pass Toxic Chemicals Reform Act Legislation

Efforts to modernize the U.S. rules for chemicals under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) have been underway for the past several years and success is near. On May 24, the House approved the compromise measure by a 403 to 12 vote. more(+)

Top Shops Profile: Barry Avenue Plating

Los Angeles-based Barry Avenue Plating was founded in 1947, and Chuck Kearsley is president and Cruz Maldonado is vice president of operations. They opened BAP Aerospace in Mexico in 2012 to serve that region. more(+)

A Conversation With … Maria Joaquin, Burndy

Maria is featured in our Products Finishing 40 Under 40 section this month, and shares her story of moving from the warm West Coast to the frigid East Coast to expand her career. more(+)

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Polishing Demands Lead to Innovative Solution

In the world that is Kinninger Production Welding in New Bremen, Ohio, polishing is not the biggest operation that owner Kevin Thobe’s team has to contend with—but it had certainly become one of the most demanding.

July Go-To-Guy: Eduardo Leonides, Industrial Polishing Services

Leonides started working at IPS in the late 1990s as an engineering assistant, and has since also worked as junior engineer, materials and planning supervisor and an account executive.

Aluminum Anodizer Implements Zero Liquid Discharge

Success of water minimization reuse at Bonnell Aluminum in Georgia after implementing zero liquid discharge facility for aluminum anodizers.

Parts Cleaning Clinic: Cleaning Oxygen-Free Copper

Q. Could you share with me how to lower or eliminate this defect and how to utilize automatic cleaning?

Visual Finishing Options In Mechanical Finishing

There are only three visual finishes (with variances of each) with mechanical finishing when visual effects are important: bright-reflective, satin-matte and directional or non-directional lines.

Anodic Versus Cathodic Electrodeposition

To keep the chemistry of these two processes straight, first consider the metal part you are coating. In cathodic electrocoat, the part is the cathode and in anodic electrocoat, the part is the anode. Follow the four E’s of the electrocoat process to keep track of the major process steps: electrolysis, electrophoresis, electrodeposition and electroendosmosis.
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