Coloring the Cosmetics Industry
If ever there was an industry that was all about image, it's cosmetics.
Six Grand Rapids platers talk about SUR/FIN, the state of the industry, and what the surface finishing future has in store.
Turning Up the Heat on Paint Productivity
KME Fire Apparatus knows a lot about putting out fires, but the company, in fact, lit a fire under the productivity of the painting operation at its main fabrication facility with a new liquid system from Herr Industrial.The new line, commissioned in early 2010, churns out five times more finished parts per day in a footprint 55% smaller than the predecessor system.
Going for the Green
One of the biggest stars in Augusta, GA, during a recent golf week wasn't named Tiger or Phil, but rather E-Z-GO, one of the top manufacturers of golf carts and utility vehicles.Officials and VIPs zipped around the course in E-Z-GO vehicles to service the throngs of patrons who come out to watch the game's most famous tournament.
Meeting the E-Coat Racking Challenge
Boosting productivity is an ongoing challenge on any industrial finishing line, especially those lines where racks have to be reconfigured to accommodate different sized parts.