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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...

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: 4/1/2017

How to Stop Outgassing with Die-Cast Parts
Q. We run aluminum extrusions using a chrome treatment conversion coating. We began running aluminum die-cast parts and are seeing small blisters and holes in the coating. How can we stop this?

Published: 3/1/2017

Measuring and Controlling Transfer Efficiency
Q. Our automatic powder guns are nine years old and doing okay, but we want to enhance our transfer efficiency and reduce material cost. What is the right way to measure powder gun transfer efficiency and how can it be improved?

Published: 2/1/2017

Differences in Masking and Plug Materials
Q. Can you explain the differences between masking caps and plugs?

Published: 2/1/2017

How to Boost a Gradually Less-Efficient System
Q. We've powder coated automotive parts with a single-color, black epoxy for around a year. How can we regain our initial efficiency?

Published: 2/1/2017

How to Get Powder into Recessed Areas
Q. We manufacture metal office furniture.We have trouble covering inside the pull area without getting roughness and heavy coating around the perimeter of the pull. How can we get the coverage inside without the orange peel?

Published: 2/1/2017

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.