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Dr. Phil To The Rescue for Electroplaters
Techmetals’ president Phil Brockman is often the last electroplater that some customers visit on their search for solutions to persistent finishing issues or to plate unique parts. But it’s easy to see why most major aerospace, medical, defense, oil...
Air Force Enlists New Plating Shop for Duty
The new Advanced Metal Finishing facility—$67 million of plating technology and safety —was unveiled with a ceremony and public tours, but it won’t be fully operation until the end of this year when work transfers slowly from the older, adjoining AM...
Super Steel’s Grand E-Coat Re-Opening
Milwaukee-based contract manufacturer re-invigorates electrocoat line that symbolizes the revitalization of the company, which is celebrating its 90th birthday this year.
DeFelsko Launches Cloud-Based Thickness Gages and Inspection Instruments
New wireless features enable users to synchronize readings with its cloud-based website, download updates with the latest features and functionality, and wirelessly communicate any wireless-connected device.
The Profit Hunt: Finding the Hidden Cost of Electrocoat
Determining real costs means competing in deflationary times.
Co-Cure to the Rescue For A-Coat and Powder Coating
Henkel’s autodeposition protection technology is an alternative vehicle coating, as Android hopes to produce 9,000 vehicles this year for Florida-based Vehicle Production Group.
Measuring Up On Coating Thickness
Fischer Technology’s DataCenter software eases measurement requirements, giving reasons why management guru W. Edwards Deming said: “If I had to reduce my message for management to just a few words, I’d say it all had to do with reducing variation.”
PPG Industries, AkzoNobel Launch New Aerospace Coating Products
The Aerocron primer from PPG’s aerospace coatings group is the first e-coat primer for airframe manufacturers and subcontractors; AkzoNobel’ Metaflex SP brand is a result of a two-year partnership between AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings and Pantheon En...
Solving Wide-Body E-Coat Immersion Problems
Altec Industries in Burnsville, N.C., a manufacturer of heavy truck bodies and related equipment, added e-coat to its finishing operation and—through the proper design and execution of an electrocoat/liquid spray topcoat paint system —addressed issu...
A “Bizarre” Approach: Using Moisture to Cure CARC Coatings
When veteran inventors Mike Bunnell and Daryl Bruischat put their minds together to build a better mousetrap for the drying and curing of waterborne CARC paints, they both hoped to come up with a system that might change the industry somewhat.