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Co-Cure to the Rescue For A-Coat and Powder Coating
Henkel’s autodeposition protection technology is an alternative vehicle coating, as Android hopes to produce 9,000 vehicles this year for Florida-based Vehicle Production Group.
Article Published: 7/1/2012
Finding Lost Profits In Your Finishing Line
The finishing division of White Castle restaurants teamed with Profit Finders, a continuous improvement company specializing in data collection and analysis, to look at ways to increase process efficiencies.
Article Published: 5/1/2012
Debugging A Powder Coating Line
Faced with an adhesion issue, a manufacturer of aluminum fence and rail products set out to find the solution to their problem, even if it meant taking apart his line components one-by-one.
Article Published: 4/1/2012
Shipshape Testing: Software Meets IMO PSPC Requirements.
\New regulations apply to seawater ballast tanks of all types of ships of not less than 500 gross tonnage, and double-side skin spaces arranged in bulk carriers of 150 meters in length and upwards
Article Published: 4/1/2012
How Fabricators and Finishers Can Finish the Job—Fast
Fabricators and finishers can work together to reduce lead-time. Sheet metal fabricators and custom coaters—so alike in some ways, unlike in others—sometimes clash. Both juggle myriad orders of varying quantities and due dates, and both measure succ...
Article Published: 3/1/2012
Taking It to the Max: Throughput changes that amount to 300% finishing improvement.
When it comes to getting maximum throughput and optimal first pass yield from their finishing departments, Metalcraft of Mayville has quite a story to tell.
Article Published: 3/1/2012
Navy Is Full Steam Ahead On Powder Coating
With the military increasing its use of powder-based coatings to cover vehicles, equipment and ships—the Army has recently announced that it will allow the use of powder coatings in its CARC coverings that are normally e-coated—more assets are getti...
Article Published: 2/1/2012
Have Guns, Will Travel to Show Them
Nordson unveils three new products--the Trilogy electrostatic spray gun, the Encore LT manual powder spray gun and the Encore Modular Control System--at recent shows
Article Published: 1/1/2012
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
Leap of Finishing Faith
The president of Cincinnati-based Deltec Inc. decided to add a finishing line to his company’s manufacturing facility. This was during the midst of one of the worst recessions in U.S. history. But he probably couldn’t have picked a better time to do...
Article Published: 11/1/2011

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