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How to Increase Liquid Coating Production
Q. We want to increase our production rate but we cannot increase the length or our existing curing oven. The paint system we use is landlocked in our building. Are there any options?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/1/2017
Differences in Masking and Plug Materials
Q. Can you explain the differences between masking caps and plugs?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/1/2017
Testing Clinic: Correcting Changes in Part Shape
Q. I frequently need to measure the thickness of anodize, paint and powder coatings on many differently shaped aluminum parts. I see the part shape and sometimes the aluminum type can affect the measurement value. What’s the best way to correct chan...
Ask an Expert Published: 2/1/2017
How To Get Smooth Liquid Coatings
Q. What could be the reasons I cannot seem to get my coating smooth enough for my application?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2017
How to Improve Liquid Corrosion Resistance
Q. How can we improve the desired corrosion resistance expected from our coating?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2017
Liquid Coatings Clinic: Correcting Liquid Adhesion Issues
Q. I cannot get the desired adhesion of my coating to my part. What should I look for to fix this problem?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2017
Liquid Coatings Clinic: Considerations When Purchasing a Spray Booth
Q. Our company is in the market for a new spray booth and has been looking at several options. We want to make sure it is energy and cost efficient. What should be considered in the design of a spray booth to capture paint overspray?
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2016
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Brass Cleaning
Q. How do I clean brass to be powder coated? Expert David Peterson explains that, assuming you have some mill oil or metalworking lubricant on the surface of the brass, the minimum pretreatment needed is a degreasing of some type.
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Cleaning of Inconel
Q. What cleaning methods are recommended for finishing Inconel 718? Can this material be passivated or utilize the Summa process as 300 and 400 series stainless steel, or is there another way to remove the contaminants in regards to machining parts ...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Phosphate Coating Problems
Q. We electrocoat sheet metal, iron castings (machined and non-machined) and aluminum castings (machined and non-machined surfaces) and are having problems with poor phosphating on aluminum substrates. We maintain the free acid at 0.7-1.1 points and...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016

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