The Right Approach
Question: I have been powder coating motorcycle parts for a couple of years now using a “home kit” powder coating gun and an electric kitchen oven.
Cleaning Very Small Parts
Question: How are very small sheet metal parts cleaned with an aqueous solution?
When Michigan Seat Co. switched to powder coating, it virtually doubled the number of parts it could finish in one hour...
Electroless Nickel on Leaded Steel
Question: We are plating leaded steel, 12-L-14, with electroless nickel (mid-phosphorous bath). Three or four days after processing, the parts are showing “pockets” of staining.
Question: We are currently revising our ISO 9002 quality system to meet the requirements of QS 9000.
Cleaning Galvanized Steel
Question: I need to clean galvanized steel mir- ror bases prior to painting.
Aluminum extruder chooses powder coating when opening a new shop in Florida...
Offer a world of colors, textures and effects...
Special pretreatment process enhances powder coating adhesion on magnesium...
Powder Application Methods
Concurrent with the technological advancements made in the formulation of powder coatings are new and innovative ways to apply powder and improve powder application efficiency.
There are many things a finisher can do to reduce its coating costs and improve part quality. But, did you ever think that laser-guided spray guns would be one of them?
On My Mind: How Low Can They Go?
For several years, EPA has been trying to lower the allowable level of ozone from 0.12 ppm to 0.08 ppm.
A new manufacturing process at Allied Signal required clean-room technology and high-quality rinse water, increasing the rinse water flow rate. But, the company was able to reduce costs with the addition of a special treatment system...
The story of this fictional company provides a basis for comparing the costs of powder coating versus several other coating processes...
Perspectives: Powder Coating Supplement
This issue of Products Finishing contains a special supplement devoted to powder coating.
Question: We have been trying to figure out how to clean molybdenum.
The Analysis and Design of Rinsing Installations
The technology and practice of rinsing seldom get the recognition they deserve, and yet rinsing is an indispensable operation in virtually every wet process.
The company used high-solids liquid coatings in two standard colors but decided to change to powder coatings for durability and chip resistance...
Replacing Cadmium with Powder
Question: We currently have low carbon steel parts plated with cadmium in use as balance weights on aircraft wheels.
Removing Plating Wax from Aircraft Parts
Question: I am currently using PCE vapor degreasing to remove plating wax from aircraft parts.
When to Touch Up
Question: We have a spray booth with eight automatic guns at the entrance and a manual touch-up opening and gun at the exit.
Silk Screening Compatible Powder Coating
Question: We have been screen printing for 16 years in the industrial and commercial fields.
PVD is widely used for its wear resistant thin-film coating...
A quick take on the advantages of powder coating, the basics of the process and the markets served by powder coating...
Wax Removal and Aircraft Parts
Question: We are currently using perchloroethyene vapor degreasing to remove masking wax from aircraft components.
Looking for a Product
Question: I’m trying to find a spec sheet on products called Passa-Jell-107 and Passa-Jell-101.
Hytrol Conveyor convinces its customers that it is the way to go...
Selecting The Right Machine Size
The choice of mass finishing processes includes vibratory finishing, centrifugal barrel finishing, centrifugal disc finishing and barrel finishing.