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2020 Vision: The Future of Coatings
The year 2020 will be here before you know it, signaling the beginning of a new decade and bringing changes to the world as we know it.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
F-35 Gets New Paint System
Robots now control all the moves.
Article Published: 5/1/2011
Painting on Oil ... Rigs that is
When part-time oilman Terry McIver went to Brady, TX in 2004 to buy a used drilling rig, he was surprised to find the company he was visiting was going bankrupt and had just two employees left from over 200 it had a year earlier.   Brady left...
Article Published: 4/1/2011
Antimicrobial coatings: Billion Dollar Bugs
Antimicrobial coatings are starting to make an even bigger entry into U.S. homes. More consumer goods manufacturers are offering “germ resistant” surfaces on many household items such as refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves and other appliances and fi...
Article Published: 4/1/2011
A Shop for All Reasons
When Dennis Doane started his new metal fabricating endeavor in 2003, he selected the name A-1 Fabricators and Finishers for his Cincinnati-area company. It also helped years later, now that he has added a powder coating line to his repertoire.
Article Published: 3/2/2011
Be All You Can Be
For fabricators, the finishing line is just the beginning of a new era in today's market. The days of simply cutting, bending and welding metal components into assemblies and delivering them to a customer in two to three weeks just don't exist anymo...
Article Published: 3/1/2011
Benefits of Painting
Coatings can be applied in a variety of ways, from e-coating to a brush. With all these options, why use traditional paint?
Article Published: 3/1/2011
Conveyors and Paint Systems
Choosing the right conveyor system, coating technology, and ancillary equipment.
Article Published: 2/22/2011
Schools of Thought: More colleges offering programs in coatings
Employers such as 3M, Valspar, Bobcat, DuPont and Caterpillar routinely drop into classrooms at NDSU, scoping out a new hire to develop the next top coating compound or new corrosion-resistant material.
Article Published: 2/1/2011
Volkswagen: Red, White, Blue … and Green inspires new $120M plant
Volkswagen: Red, White, Blue … and Green inspires new $120M plant
Article Published: 8/1/2010

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