When Greenfield Products made a decision to diversify its offerings, it did so with out-of-the-box thinking, and a little help from its friends . . .
Rhodium Plating Problems
Question: We have obtained a long-term contract for plating rhodium for decorative purposes.
Question: We manufacture custom electronic enclosures.
Erratic Black Oxide Finish
Question: Our finishing shop does black oxide primarily on fasteners.
Powder Coating PVC?
Question: I have a product that I am trying to get to market.
Damage of Heavy Parts in Vibratory Finisher
Question: We make bronze castings that have two flat ground surfaces and several drilled and tapped holes.
Sealant Adhesion to Stainless Steel
QUESTION: We have a line of products for commercial buildings.
Outgassing in Die-Cast Parts
Question: We are in the process of powder coating zinc die-castings and are having a problem with outgassing.
Painting Stainless Steel
QUESTION: We have a painted steel structure that has exhibited repeated corrosion problems despite all of our efforts in trying to find a paint that will successfully protect the structure.
On My Mind: Disaster Recovery
During the last three to five years, one of the trends in the finishing industry has been for shops to automate as many of their processes as possible.
Question: We use 5/8 x 1 inch ceramic cylinders.
Dot Commentary: The High-Speed Slowdown
As recently as two years ago, the "next big thing" to hit the Internet was supposed to be the introduction of broadband (high-speed) Internet services.
Perspectives: Send Me a Letter
Write me, email me, fax me.
Delta Electronics tried different finishes for its connectors, non-cyanide finishes, but it wanted to keep its customers happy...
Colloid Chemistry 101
QUESTION: Just a comment on your answer to the question on applying Teflon coatings.
A Few Comments
This morning when I started to prepare this month's column I realized that I am now starting my seventh year writing the Plating Clinic.
Pre-Powder Coating Treatment
Question: We have recently purchased a powder coater, and I am responsible to come up with a cleaning, rinsing and treating process for steel boxes.
WD-40 and Heavy Oil-Based Cutting Fluids
Question: these products create coating problems and contaminate my wash and pre-treat stages.
Repainting Steam Locomotives
Question: I am the curator of a museum.
Whether you are deburring, finishing, cleaning, burnishing or removing chips and plastic flash, steel media can do the job...
Question: One of our plating vendors sent us a batch of zinc plated parts that looked "good" at the time of receipt and were passed by our quality inspectors.
All finishers want a high-quality line with high throughput. But a company's decisions will typically favor one or the other. Quaker Mfg. Inc. chose quality over quantity...