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Painting 101
I need a finish that is both easily applied and durable. Do you know of anything?

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2015
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Powder Clinic: Adhesion of Powder to Brass
Q. I’ve heard from a few vendors that brass presents challenges with adhesion, whereas steel and aluminum do not. What is the reason for this?

Ask an Expert Published: August 01, 2016
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Time for a Federal Contractor Reality Check
The economic benefits of a federal contractor status can be significant; the federal government awarded over $445 billion in contracts in the 2014 fiscal year.

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2016
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Electrocoating Q&A: Obtaining Class A Automotive Part Quality
We are upgrading our line to satisfy a new customer and want to make sure we cover all necessary upgrades.

Ask an Expert Published: June 01, 2016
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Plating Q&A: Barrel Plating and Nesting
How do you reduce nesting?

Ask an Expert Published: November 01, 2015
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Parts Cleaning Clinic: Cleaning Oxygen-Free Copper
Q. Could you share with me how to lower or eliminate this defect and how to utilize automatic cleaning?

Ask an Expert Published: July 22, 2016
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Anodizing Q&A: Black Dyed Parts Require Excellent Lightfastness
How long does an 8-rated dye last?

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2016
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Visual Finishing Options In Mechanical Finishing
There are only three visual finishes (with variances of each) with mechanical finishing when visual effects are important: bright-reflective, satin-matte and directional or non-directional lines.

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2016
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