Thinking about automating your buffing and polishing operations? Factors such as return on investment, health and safety issues and auxiliary costs should be considered before taking the plunge.
Ekon Powder Coating-a quality-conscious powder coating production shop accustomed to excelling-finishes 18,000 different types of parts annually. Recently, in an effort to improve quality, the company made an investment in one of the mostcommonly overlooked, but very important, aspects of powder coating-its pretreatment operation...
Composites Industry Paint Technology Advancements
The automotive composites industry has been working to improve the processability of Sheet Molding Composite (SMC) parts for a number of years.
Products Finishing magazine was recently invited to spend a day inside PPG's Application and Process Development Lab in Flint, Michigan. Anticipating little more than a showcase of PPG's products, we found that the facility serves as an educational tool for finishers and a risk-management resource...
Let me start off 2004 by apologizing for the cheesy “Matrix” reference in the headline above.
Drying Parts, Part 1
Question: Parts are removed from our vibratory finisher with an internal separation screen, and they fall into a wire tote.
Paint Film Thickness Variations
Question: As part of my degree I am to do a work-based project whereby I must come up with a scientific solution to a problem.