Dot Commentary: Virus
As the Internet continues to evolve, so does the threat posed by computer viruses.
As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Lincoln Plating continues to grow, improve and prosper in all areas of business…
On My Mind: Networking Opportunities
The number one reason many people attend a tradeshow or conference is for the opportunity to network with other professionals in their industry.
New software installed at John Deere Welland Works allows the company to monitor color, oven temperature, paint viscosity and other parameters…
Painting Stainless Steel
Question: I was interested in your solution for painting the SS medicine cabinet, but I was hoping you would also include the “government job” solution done at work.
Electrocoating Tubular Heat Exchangers
Question: We have experienced some corrosion on tubular heat exchangers used for swimming pools.
Passivation of 420 Stainless Steel
Question: I have recently read a very informative article on passivation at www.pfonline.com, however I did not recall seeing anything specific to 420 stainless.
Question: What is vacuum impregnation?
Electrocoat Dimensional Tolerances
Question: My company makes high-tech precision machinery.
Since it might spray multiple colors per day, Rapistan must keep stray powder particles from contaminating new colors...
Durable Coatings for Aluminum
Question: I’m bidding on a job requiring powder coating aluminum windows (the interior side) on site in an apartment building.
Loop ’d Loop
Amusement park ride or industrial process?
Cast Iron Surface Preparation
Question: We are a small manufacturer of air compressor pumps.
Eliminating Tooling Marks
Question: A while back you answered a question about special tooling used to form parts that already have a powder coating on them.
Upgrading Powder Coating Line
Question: We are a manufacturing company that has been powder coating for about 7 years.
Preparing Brazed Metal
Question: We manufacture aluminum heat exchangers and are planning to implement CAB brazing soon.
Conditions for Teflon Coating
Question: I was viewing PF ONLINE and had a question about the conditions for Teflon coating using electrostatic powder coating guns.
Stains on Plated Parts
Question: I work for a plating company that deals with plastic plating.
Hard Chromium Plating and Fixturing
Question: I have recently been put in charge of our hard chromium plating operations.
Question: I hope you can help with my paint question.
More Ammonium Carbonate
Question: I am beginning to feel like a published author.
Aluminum Bright Dip
Question: Can you give me a good formulation for an aluminum bright dip?
Question: In the July 2001 issue you wrote about thermochromic paints.
Tools for Electrocoating
Question: We are starting a custom electrocoat operation and are wondering what should be considered in the design of tooling.
The addition of a powder coating line has allowed furniture manufacturer Herman Miller to create interesting and unusual shapes for its state-of-the-art workstations…
Adhesion to UV-Curable Powder Coat
Question: I am a printing shop supervisor searching for a UV ink which can be printed on a metal substrate powder coated with a polyester.
Perspectives: Ask a Question; Answer a Question
Every week or so, I check out the questions in the forum section of PF ONLINE.
Class A Finish
Question: We have to make composite parts requiring a Class A finish.