Q. Why is high throwpower so important to the overall applied cost for an electrocoat system? What specific elements of the system are affected by it? How can I measure the throwpower effect?
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Q. What cleaning methods are recommended for finishing Inconel 718? Can this material be passivated or utilize the Summa process as 300 and 400 series stainless steel, or is there another way to remove the contaminants in regards to machining parts ... Ask an ExpertPublished: 11/1/2016
Q. We electrocoat sheet metal, iron castings (machined and non-machined) and aluminum castings (machined and non-machined surfaces) and are having problems with poor phosphating on aluminum substrates. We maintain the free acid at 0.7-1.1 points and... Ask an ExpertPublished: 11/1/2016
Q. I am researching manufacturers of aqueous part washers and phosphate pretreatment systems for powder coating, looking for companies that build conveyor systems, washers and treatment systems; not parts washers. The parts to be cleaned are various... Ask an ExpertPublished: 11/1/2016
The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 passed with overwhelming support and the Act is now effective, impacting how a company can protect its assets. Below is a recap of what is new and what every company should be looking to do in light of thi... Ask an ExpertPublished: 10/1/2016
Q. We are using a cathodic epoxy electrocoat to prime our steel parts. Now our customer is asking us to start using an additional topcoat to increase UV protection from the sun. What paints are the best topcoats for cathodic epoxy electrocoats? Are ... Ask an ExpertPublished: 8/23/2016
Q. Is it possible to use an epoxy electrocoat to coat parts made out of neodymium, iron and boron? Are there any special considerations to take when electrocoating this kind of substrate? Ask an ExpertPublished: 8/23/2016