Treatment for Free Bromine/Bromate
Question: I am the environmental manager for an anodizing/plating job shop.
Removing Solids from the Waste Stream
Question: We have several vibratory finishing machines using a fast cutting ceramic media.
When using three-component paints, a proportioning system comes in quite handy. Ramsey Winch has found one that has made its operation more efficient and cost effective...
Aluminum Sand Casting Preparation
Question: We have been asked to quote chromate conversion coating for an aluminum sand casting prior to powder coating.
On My Mind: Learning from the Government
For the past several weeks, I have been following the 9/11 controversy surrounding the FBI, CIA, Bush administration and my two-year-old son. (Okay he hasn’t been blamed yet, but he’s about the only one.) In fact, I’m writing this having just read the Cowley letter (a scathing letter from an FBI field agent to FBI director Robert Mueller that roundly criticizes him and the FBI). What’s interesting to me in all this is not whether there was a cover-up regarding 9/11 or who is at fault.
While it is more geared to the manufacturer of SCR controllers, this article can give finishers some good tips on what to look for when purchasing or building their own SCR power controller…
Cure Oven Contamination
Question: We have a powder coat system.
Not only does Imagineering provide EN, passivation and phosphating, it helps engineer the coating you want and need on your part…
High Consumption of Steel Shot in Wheel Blaster
Question: We have two large tumble-style wheel blast machines of similar capacity and horsepower, but one machine consumes almost twice as much abrasive as the other.
Plating miniscule parts requires precision and control, something Professional Plating has developed and marketed as its niche…
Dot Commentary: Innovate!
In his recently released book Rise of the Creative Class, author Richard Florida makes a number of assertions about the powerful role of “creativity” in today’s economic climate.
Question: One of our best customers has approached us to convert one of our acid zinc lines to zinc-cobalt.
Understanding VOC Contents in Coatings
Question: I enjoy your specific, accurate responses to questions, even when the subject is out of our “field of view.” I’m the part-time environmental/safety manager for a small custom coater.
Powder Coating and Plating
Question: Although I too write for Products Finishing (Pollution Control Clinic), I am writing you on behalf of one of my clients.
Perspectives: Gardening and Managing
I was never very good at raising potted plants or maintaining indoor flowers.