Automotive OEM’s are continually looking to their suppliers for new and innovative ways to reduce costs on parts and components without sacrificing quality. The call for cost reductions, improvements and measurable contributions to the bottom line is a way of life in the manufacturing world.
The mood among exhibitors and attendees was generally upbeat as the Coating 2005 show took over the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis September 19-22.
Last year we ran an article titled “Understanding Fluidized Bed Powder Coating” featuring a couple of industry experts answering questions and lending their insights on this coating technique. At the request of many of our readers, we asked them to answer a few more questions about fluid bed coating techniques...
Challenges and Opportunities
The optimists among us claim that every challenge, looked at the right way, is an opportunity.
Dealing with Tough Customers
If only every customer was an easy customer.
Having worked in the metal finishing field for more than 25 years I have experienced a number of efficiency problems with customer’s vibratory bowls that typically relate back to a universal conundrum—they aren't set-up correctly....
RoHS and ELV Compliant Electroless Nickel
Over the past few years, a number of new environmental directives have come out of Europe and Asia encompassing mainly the automotive and electronics industries.