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Tackoff: In Pursuit of the Perfect Paint Job
When it comes to today’s vehicles, a high quality paint finish is the first thing a consumer notices. The automotive industry is constantly improving its paint shop either by upgrading existing facilities or by building new ones to take advantage of...
Article Published: 1/1/2012
Soaring to New Aerial Paint Heights
PPG, Sherwin-Williams release improved aerospace paint
Article Published: 12/1/2011
Reducing the Chance of Spray Booth Fires
In the finishing industry, there is a real connection between safety and quality—especially when it comes to spray booths, which can run the risk of causing fire if not properly maintained. A review of basic safety precautions, plus a look at the Na...
Article Published: 12/1/2011
Today’s Paint-Application Methods
An overview of spraying, dipping, flow coating, and everything in between.
Article Published: 9/29/2011
Liquid Coatings
Formulation fundamentals and options for environmentally preferable finishing
Article Published: 9/29/2011
Color-Changing Paints Show Safety Benefits for Soldiers
Military using ‘thermal indicating paints’ on ammunition.
Article Published: 7/1/2011
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
Getting a Good Finish Begins with a Great Start
Virtually all metal parts and many plastic parts have some sort of finish applied to them. These finishes are applied to improve appearance, increase corrosion resistance and enhance wear resistance.
Article Published: 3/2/2011
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

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