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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.
Article Published: 11/1/2012
Steamed Over Heating Costs? Try Gas For Your Finishing Shop
The cost of natural gas in the U.S. is at record lows—about where the rates were in the mid-1970s—causing many in the plating industry who need to heat tanks to search for alternative avenues to curtail their rising energy costs.
Article Published: 11/1/2012
The Profit Hunt: Finding the Hidden Cost of Electrocoat
Determining real costs means competing in deflationary times.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
An Introduction to Cyclic Corrosion Testing
CCT is intended to be a more realistic way to perform salt spray tests than traditional, steady-state exposures. Here's a more realistic way to perform salt spray tests traditional, steady-state exposures
Article Published: 7/1/2012
Cyklos Building a Better Finishing Machine
Tornos rolls out its turnkey surface finishing machine, Cyklos, a self-contained apparatus that enables machining shops to integrate wet electrochemical or chemical surface processing into their manufacturing line. SEE THE VIDEO
Article Published: 5/1/2012
NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?
NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishing operation...
Article Published: 5/1/2012
Finding Lost Profits In Your Finishing Line
The finishing division of White Castle restaurants teamed with Profit Finders, a continuous improvement company specializing in data collection and analysis, to look at ways to increase process efficiencies.
Article Published: 5/1/2012
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...
Article Published: 4/1/2012
Adding E-Coat to an Existing Powder Coating Line
If sales for your finishing business have been declining, you may need to consider adding a new coating line to bring in new business. An option may be to add an electrocoat system to your current powder line to increase your coating capabilities.
Article Published: 2/1/2012
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.
Article Published: 2/1/2012

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