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Parts Cleaning Clinic: Pretreatment Equipment Suppliers
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...
Downdraft Versus Cross-Draft Booths
Q. We are considering a new spray booth, and we’ve read a lot about the different types of airflows. What can you tell me about downdraft booths and cross-draft booths, and what should I consider in adding one to my shop?
Liquid Clinic: Is Air Free?
What's the cost of compressed air and how can a business calculate air consumption?
What’s New in the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 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...
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Zinc Shot Blasting, Zinc Plating Alternatives
David S. Peterson talks zinc shot blasting, zinc plating alternatives, and advantages to reducing the heating of alkaline cleaners.
Liquid Clinic: Flushing a Fluid Line, Cutting Costs
Justin Hooper from Carlisle Fluid Technologies talks cutting costs for flushing a fluid line using a solvent flush.
Liquid Clinic: Justifying Liquid Automation
Q. I am trying to justify liquid automation for my plant, but am not sure how to develop a return on investment. What are some guidelines that would help?
Liquid Clinic: UV Waterborne Flatline Spraying
Q. We have been asked to put a finish on some wood products. What can you tell me about UV flatline spray finishes?
Anodic Versus Cathodic Electrodeposition
To keep the chemistry of these two processes straight, first consider the metal part you are coating. In cathodic electrocoat, the part is the cathode and in anodic electrocoat, the part is the anode. Follow the four E’s of the electrocoat process t...
Time for a Federal Contractor Reality Check
The economic benefits of a federal contractor status can be significant; the federal government awarded over $445 billion in contracts in the 2014 fiscal year.