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Is Aerospace Finishing Filled to Capacity?
As Boeing and Airbus demand more finishing capacity, the challenges faced by owners of finishing businesses are pressing, as both customers and regulatory agencies amp up demands for management attention and resources.
Anodizer Heads West to Get to the East
Southern Aluminum Finishing branches out to the Western U.S. and Asia. The new facility will help service its growing list of customers in the Western and Mountain regions of the U.S. and in Canada, as well as to take advantage of overseas orders fr...
DiamonDyze in the Rough
A pair of coaters—who are also racing enthusiasts—say they have made a significant advance in aluminum anodizing using ceramics to produce an extremely hard, corrosion- and wear-resistant anodic oxide coating.
A.M. Metal Finishing Meets The Lockheed Standard
Orlando plating shop one of 70 to make Lockheed Martin’s Preferred Supplier list from 2,000 vendors
Medical Coatings Find a Home in Indiana
Warsaw is home to a diverse and exceptionally local community of Tier 1s and specialty services providers, including Whimet Inc., a prominent, second-generation provider of anodizing and ultrasonic processing,
New Anodizing Technology for Reusable Medical Equipment
Decorative properties of Type II, functional properties of Type III.
Warsaw, Ind: The orthopedics capital of the world
Study done by Kosciusko County says employs about 6,800 orthopedic industry workers, representing nearly one in every four jobs in the county.
Hard Lessons in Hardcoating
Michael Kelner decided in 2007 to invest in a hardcoat aluminum anodizing shop in Minneapolis, despite having no coating experience whatsoever. Today, after investing more than $4 million and 10 months after construction started, Kelner has new equi...
Back from the Brink of Finishing Death
Alpha Metal Finishing is celebrating its 36th anniversary and, after battling the ups and downs of sales, coupled with tumultuous management practices and the untimely illness of company founder Bob Wood that almost forced the its extinction, the co...
DeFelsko Launches Cloud-Based Thickness Gages and Inspection Instruments
New wireless features enable users to synchronize readings with its cloud-based website, download updates with the latest features and functionality, and wirelessly communicate any wireless-connected device.