A Mighty Wind for Finishers
Here in the U.S., the wind energy market grew by about 60 percent from 2009 to 2010, and with more than 40,000 installed megawatts, we rank second to China. Those numbers have caught the attention of finishers, who see a new market to plate parts, e-coat or powder coat turbines, or paint and anodize the hundreds of necessary components.
NAI Coating Show 2011
NACE International and the Powder Coating Institute host the 2011 NAICS in Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 4 - 6. The event promises top-of-the-line programming and an exciting show floor.
Closing the Cleaning Loop
To help optimize its solvent vapor degreasing process while minimizing solvent exposure in the workplace and the environment, Miba Bearings US uses Dowper SVG double-stabilized perchloroethylene in the Safecare system from Safechem North America LLC, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co.
10 Years After Sept. 11: Platers recall tragic day
AC Plating’s Bob McBride knew he was juggling too much when he made plans to go to Washington, D.C., for the 2001 National Association for Surface Finishing’s Washington Forum, an annual government-relations symposium scheduled for September 11, 2001.
10 Years After Sept. 11: Sculptor asks for PF's help with artwork
Artwork to be displayed in Kansas airports
Measuring the Surface Area of Fasteners
How do you measure the surface area of a threaded fastener? How much coating would you put on it? How thick of a coating? What about non-threaded fasteners? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, of all people, may have come up with the solution for those pondering how to coat sometimes-difficult small pieces using computer imaging and software to compute the area.