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Published: 12/1/2016

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.

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...

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.

Published: 10/1/2016

Anodized Metal Maiden
Minnesota woman opens Premier Anodizing to complement her existing chain maille business and hoped to increase production of jump rings for jewelry to 1,000 a week. Now the business produces over a million a day.

Published: 9/1/2016

New PCB Plating Process Is Reshoring Success for Whelen Engineering
Whelen Engineering was among the thousands of OEMs that sourced its printed circuit boards from Asia until increasing costs led the company to build—greenfield and in-house—America’s first new rigid PCB shop in 15 years.

Published: 9/1/2016

Go-To-Gal: Stacey Bales, Bales Metal Surface Solutions
Stacey Bales is president of the company she owns with her sister, Sara Bales, and took on the challenge of leading Bales after their father’s death.

Published: 8/1/2016

Balancing an Electroless Nickel Bath to Optimize Performance
While today’s EN baths are much more user friendly than they were even 10 years ago, plating shops still strive to maintain consistent, trouble-free operation. The following provides a basic understanding of EN bath control.

Published: 8/1/2016

Go-To-Guy: Dave Dunn, Operations Manager, Silvex
Dunn began at Silvex (Westbrook, Maine) in 1976 as a driver. Through the years, he has worked as the shipping and receiving manager, production supervisor and in sales.

Published: 7/1/2016

NASF: Congress Moves to Pass Toxic Chemicals Reform Act Legislation
Efforts to modernize the U.S. rules for chemicals under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) have been underway for the past several years and success is near. On May 24, the House approved the compromise measure by a 403 to 12 vote.

Published: 7/1/2016

Top Shops Profile: Barry Avenue Plating
Los Angeles-based Barry Avenue Plating was founded in 1947, and Chuck Kearsley is president and Cruz Maldonado is vice president of operations. They opened BAP Aerospace in Mexico in 2012 to serve that region.