Fawn Manufacturing's vending machines needed a finish that could withstand harsh climates, rugged weather and tough customers. It found a pretreatment package it liked and made it better, which made for a high-quality, durable powder coating finish that stood up to the most demanding environments....
On My Mind: The Numbers Game
Essentially, running a business has always been a numbers game.
Dot Commentary: The CueCat's Meow
Last fall, a company called Digital Convergence began giving away hundreds of thousands of hand-held scanners through partnerships with RadioShack, Wired magazine and Forbes.
When Hansgrohe installed a plastics plating line, it tried to work with the newest and most advanced chemistry on the market; however, it found it couldn't simply take something off-the-shelf and start running. It had to be tailored to its specific products and objectives...
"Bleach Test" Feedback
I was surprised at the interest in the so-called "Bleach Test" that I wrote about in the February issue.
Perspectives: Practical Explanations
Anoplate Corporation is a plating job shop that publishes a quarterly newsletter covering not only activities at the company, but also explaining to its employees and customers the intricacies of the finishing processes it provides and why management does the things it does.
The EPA has its position. Industry has its position. Each job shop affected by the rule has its position...
VOC and HAP limits are continually decreasing. And, the amount of regulatory red tape that painters must deal with seems to grow every year. But, a new service that will help you comply with your air permit requirements can save you time and money . . .