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Published: 9/1/2017

How to Mask Common Part Features for Liquid and Powder Coating
Q. Could give us some tips on making sure we are using the proper masking tools for our parts. Masking expert Andrew Oniszczuk from EPSi answers this reader’s question.

Published: 9/1/2017

Using Powder in Outdoor Applications
Powder coating expert Rodger Talbert answers readers’ questions.

Published: 8/1/2017

How to Calculate the Cost of Powder Coating
Q. How can we calculate powder coating cost on any component with only the surface area known? Powder coating expert Rodger Talbert has the answer. 

Published: 8/1/2017

How to Increase Line Density
Q. Our finishing shop applies both liquid and powder applications, as well as some plating, too. How can we increase our racking line density by adding more parts per foot? Racking expert Scott Rempala has the answer. 

Published: 6/1/2017

What is Back-Ionization?
Q. We spray parts using a silver metallic powder by hand. The surface has a lot of texture and small stars in certain areas and our powder supplier says it is “back-ionization.” What is back-ionization and how do we overcome the problem?

Published: 6/1/2017

The Value of New Application Equipment
Q. We have an old set of automatic spray guns. The controllers are an analog design with none of the more modern features we see at shows and online. How can we save money on gun operation and how do we evaluate the savings?

Published: 5/1/2017

How to Increase Throughput with Racking
Q. How can I increase the throughput of my finishing line through proper racking protocols?

Published: 5/1/2017

How to Reduce Heat Gain in a Building with a Powder Coating Operation
Q. We get an enormous amount of heat in our building when our powder system is running. In the summer months, the building is almost unbearable. How can we reduce heat gain from our equipment?

Published: 5/1/2017

How to Adjust a Burn-Off Oven for the Amount of Coating to be Removed
Q. We are having issues with our burn-off oven. It doesn’t seem to be adjusting to the amount of coating on the hooks and fixtures. What can I do to fix this?

Published: 5/1/2017

How to Determine the Cause of Adhesion Failure
Q. We recently powder coated an aluminum structure prepped with a medium grit aluminum oxide media. After a few weeks in a warehouse, a small area was discovered where the coating had chipped to bare metal along a weld seam. What caused the adhesion...