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UV Coating vs. Conventional Coatings
Can you share your insight about which type of UV coating technology to use?

Ask an Expert Published: January 19, 2015
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Powder Coating: Rodger Talbert

Powder on Plastic Parts
We have heard that some companies are applying powder coating to plastic parts. Is this true?

Ask an Expert Published: September 01, 2014
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Legal & Policy: Beth Gotthelf

Minimizing Frequency of OSHA Inspections
A safety program goes a long way to reduce accidents, worker complaints and violations, and to comply with OSHA regulations—all of which should lead to a reduced need for OSHA to inspect your facility.

Ask an Expert Published: March 27, 2014
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Electrocoat: Jose Tirado

Increasing Coating Thickness
How can I modify my e-coat process to increase film thickness?

Ask an Expert Published: June 09, 2014
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Faucet Finish
I'm working on making a pool faucet and was wondering which material would be best for outdoors: mild steel brass plated or stainless steel brass plated?

Ask an Expert Published: January 19, 2015
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Cleaning: David S. Peterson

Hydrochloric Acid in Zinc Phosphate Pretreat
We are thinking of replacing the HCl acid bath that we are currently using on our zinc phosphate line, with the idea being that we would like to avoid using an acid scrubber. Would phosphoric acid get the job done?

Ask an Expert Published: October 01, 2014
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Anodizing: Larry Chesterfield

Anodizing by Current Density vs. by Voltage
Can you detail the procedure for anodizing using the current density method as opposed to constant voltage?

Ask an Expert Published: January 19, 2015
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Mechanical Finishing: Pat Wenino

Reducing Processing Steps for a High Luster Finish
Is there a process that can eliminate one of our cut steps and how do we get a little brighter microbrite finish?

Ask an Expert Published: January 19, 2015
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