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Tornos is not an everyday name in the surface finishing industry, but the company is well known as a machine tool builder, with some of the best machines in the world coming out of its European headquarters.
President’s 2013 Budget Proposes Enhanced Tax Incentives
Finishing shop owners will be able to take advantage of most, if not all, of these proposed enhanced tax incentives.
Cyklos Building a Better Finishing Machine
Tornos rolls out its turnkey surface finishing machine, Cyklos, a self-contained apparatus that enables machining shops to integrate wet electrochemical or chemical surface processing into their manufacturing line. SEE THE VIDEO
Finding Lost Profits In Your Finishing Line
The finishing division of White Castle restaurants teamed with Profit Finders, a continuous improvement company specializing in data collection and analysis, to look at ways to increase process efficiencies.
NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?
NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishing operation...
Sand + Snow Makes Pretreatment Essential
Polaris' finishing department made sure its cleaning and pretreatment process was doing the job right before they electrocoated and powder coated popular off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and military vehicles. SEE THE VIDEO
Flipping the Switch on Anodizing
The idea of using square pulse anodizing is to have a higher average current density for the total process and thereby reduce the process time. When pulsating between two values of current density, a high period and a low period give the aluminum su...
Just How Clean Is Clean?
Most finishing consultants have lost count of the number of times that inadequate cleaning and pretreatment was the cause of defective painting or plating. Skip plating, blistering, delamination—these are just some of the commonly found defects caus...
Anodizing for Bonding Applications in Aerospace
Anodizing for pre-prep bonding bridges the gap between the metallic and composite worlds, as it provides a superior surface in many applications on aluminum components for bonding to these composites.
Climbing the Nadcap Ladder for Certification
The Nadcap program is recognized as the premier accreditation program for aerospace and defense contractor supplier accreditation. With this accreditation, an anodizer can effectively access the supplier world of the aerospace and defense industries...