On My Mind: What to Do Now
At the Finishing '01 show, everyone was wondering when the economy would return.
A variety of manufacturers are using UV coatings because they offer a fast curing, high quality and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional coatings...
Flat solderable tin finishes offer important benefits to the assembly industry. From a fabricator's standpoint, the technology is relatively new, and there are some important considerations for production scale-up. Precisely and reliably measuring the tin thickness and solderability enables both suppliers and users to invoke and meet the required specifications and quality metrics...
UV coating technology is well established in several industries, but for many in the finishing industry it is a relatively new process. Here are some common myths and misconceptions along with the truth . . .
Chromate Conversion Coatings and Temperature
Question: We manufacture small metal parts that are cadmium plated followed by a chromate conversion coating (QQ-P-416, class 2, type II). The parts are ink-jet marked and then baked at 340-400F for 8-30 min to cure the ink markings.
A UV curing process can provide finishers a number of advantages, including reduced floorspace required, increased productivity and a high-quality finish . . .
Dot Commentary: Using e-Mail To Reach Your Customers
Last month, I discussed some of my gripes involving e-mail.
UV Powder - Evolution or Revolution?
The powder coating industry has enjoyed considerable growth for several decades due to environmental awareness and the presence of a large number of liquid paint operations that were ripe for conversion to an alternative technology.
UV Automotive Applications
Did you know that every automobile produced in the U.S. has parts that are UV cured?
An in-depth look at the advantages of ceramically enhanced transducer technology...
Removing Nickel Plate from Kovar
Question: What is the safest way to remove nickel plate from Kovar?
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.
Coatings are extremely important to the military because of the critical applications military equipment is used in. Thanks to a new CARC coating, Pribbs Steel has no problem meeting the military's demanding standards...
UV/EB curing can provide a finisher with a number of advantages-a reduction in process time, improved physical properties, an increase in profitability and elimination of environmental concerns . . .This article is based on an article prepared for the RadTech Report by Roy Modjewski (Akzo Nobel) with contributions from Lissa Dulany (UCB Chemicals).