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E-coating Simulation
Computer simulation of coating processes has made great strides in recent years. Proper design of plating racks, thickness and property distribution of plating systems and the performance of plated coatings on parts can be predicted with uncanny ac...
Article: External Published: 10/1/2011
Finishing Pavilion at Fabtech: An Inside Look
In just its second year, the Chemical Coaters Association International’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference will double in size when North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding conference and exhibition, Fa...
Article Published: 9/22/2011
Measuring the Surface Area of Fasteners
How do you measure the surface area of a threaded fastener? How much coating would you put on it? How thick of a coating? What about non-threaded fasteners? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, of all people, may have come up with th...
Article Published: 9/1/2011
A Mighty Wind for Finishers
Here in the U.S., the wind energy market grew by about 60 percent from 2009 to 2010, and with more than 40,000 installed megawatts, we rank second to China. Those numbers have caught the attention of finishers, who see a new market to plate parts, e...
Article Published: 9/1/2011
Supreme Court Rejects Climate Change Suit
Based in Federal Common Law of Nuisance
Article Published: 8/1/2011
Wheel Exchange Program Taking Off for Coaters
Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes in the program.
Article Published: 8/1/2011
Diversity in the Realm of the Giants
BASF and Volvo celebrate 30-year cathodic e-coat partnership in Sweden.
Article Published: 8/1/2011
A Protective Decorative Electrolytic Coloring Process for Aluminum
The main task of this work was to study the influence of the different parameters on the electrolytic coloring process for aluminum.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
2020 Vision: Electroless Nickel
Electroless nickel is a very mature product and continues to find new applications, but has stayed fairly consistent in North America over the last decade.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
2020 Vision: Ecoating (2)
At BASF, we believe the industry will focus on new technologies, new innovations, and products and processes that enable the customer to be more efficient and ultimately more successful.By more efficient we mean ‘no coats’ and ‘par...
Article Published: 5/18/2011

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