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Combining Ecoat and Plating for Next Generation Edge Protection
A method by which a high-purity and well-coalesced layer of aluminum metal is electroplated onto a steel substrate from an ionic liquid electrolyte.
Article Published: 10/1/2014
Super-Sized Ecoat For Oshkosh Finishing Services
The company launched its finishing services to provide manufacturing, corrosion protection and top coat services for heavy duty industrial, specialty vehicle and commercial products companies. See the VIDEO!
Article Published: 4/1/2014
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...
Article Published: 2/1/2014
MAXimizing Coating Opportunities
Chuck Gault had no plans to expand his Birmingham, Ala., company, Max Coating, to a second location more than 140 miles away in the heart of Atlanta until his employees stepped up and urged him to make the expansion a reality.
Article Published: 10/1/2013
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...
Article Published: 10/1/2013
Cyanide-Free Electroplating of Cu-Sn Alloys
This paper is a peer-reviewed and edited version of a presentation delivered at NASF SUR/FIN 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 13, 2012.
Article: External Published: 7/25/2013
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.
Article Published: 4/1/2013
The Call of Heavy Duty Coatings
PPG renews its commitment to heavy-duty equipment coatings with Caterpillar as it is selected the company’s industrial coatings business as the sole heavy-duty equipment coatings supplier for a new motor grader assembly plant in North Little Rock, A...
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
Caterpillar Is Back on the Coatings Prowl
Caterpillar has been developing and applying advanced wear coatings to extend the service life and performance of its machine components, whether new or remanufactured, for decades. Now Caterpillar’s advanced wear coatings are available to others th...
Article Published: 11/1/2012

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