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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.
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...
Top Surface Finishing Innovations of 2016
We look back at the industry’s top new products and services for the past year.
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.
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.
Why Does Anodize Fade?
There are several causes not related to shops cutting corners and a specification should not be an excuse.
Improving the Life of Tanks and Liners
Maintenance of aging plants and equipment is a controllable expense, but only if you are proactive.
Investors Turn Eye to Aerospace
Investment groups are buying finishing shops that they feel will provide the best return on their money.
Wreaking Havoc: Motorcycles Manufacturer Offers Online Coating Customization
Canadian firm starts custom design program.
120 Years of the “Wolkerstorfer Way”
Minnesota finisher still growing after more than a century. Watch the VIDEO of the company.