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80 Years Helping Finishers
Our readers share how Products Finishing has helped their careers as the magazine celebrates its 80th year covering the finishing industry.
Article Published: 12/1/2016
Anodizing Helps Yo-Yos Make a Colorful Comeback
One Drop Yo-Yos in Eugene, Oregon, is a leading high-end yo-yo manufacturer. It gets some of the 8,000 products it makes finished at Gruntbull Anodizing in Gettysburg, Ohio, whose splash anodizing process combines as many as six colors on the same p...
Article Published: 12/1/2016
Top Surface Finishing Innovations of 2016
We look back at the industry’s top new products and services for the past year.
Article Published: 12/1/2016
Aluminum Anodizer Implements Zero Liquid Discharge
Success of water minimization reuse at Bonnell Aluminum in Georgia after implementing zero liquid discharge facility for aluminum anodizers.
Article Published: 6/1/2016
Why Does Anodize Fade?
There are several causes not related to shops cutting corners and a specification should not be an excuse.
Article Published: 6/1/2016
120 Years of the “Wolkerstorfer Way”
Minnesota finisher still growing after more than a century. Watch the VIDEO of the company.
Article Published: 6/1/2015
The Toughest Plater in America
SEE THE VIDEO: KMG Metal Finishing’s Kim Bossley is a plater, and a survivor after losing her shop and suffering through an often-fatal illness.
Article Published: 11/1/2014
Funky Medina Plating and Powder Shop
Owners Shawn Ritchie and Tait Krejci take an unorthodox approach to success.
Article Published: 11/1/2014
Aluminum Surface Finishing Corrosion Causes and Troubleshooting
In this paper, a review of several process solutions, examining coolants, solvent cleaning, alkaline clean/etch and deoxidizing/desmutting, listing intended and unintended chemical reactions along with possible mechanisms that would favor corrosion ...
Article: External Published: 10/17/2014
Science of Successfully Anodizing Die Cast Substrate
Die castings pose some of the most challenging problems in anodizing. This paper provides some explanations by tying together metallurgical science with anodizing practice.
Article Published: 9/1/2014

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