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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
Knock on Wood: Italian powdercoater brings out unique wood-grain finish
Decoral Systems in Coral Springs, Fla., is an Italian firm that offers a custom finish coating system to apply realistic wood grains, marble and granite effects among others on almost any material, including aluminum, steel, iron, fiberglass, glass ...
Article Published: 11/1/2011
Fundamentals of Powder Coating
Equipment and process advances drive applications.
Article Published: 9/29/2011
Finishing Pavilion at Fabtech: An Inside Look
In just its second year, the Chemical Coaters Association International’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference will double in size when North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding conference and exhibition, Fa...
Article Published: 9/22/2011
Lean AND Green: Energy Saving Innovations in Paint System Design and Retrofits
Energy-Saving Innovations in Paint System Design
Article Published: 9/20/2011

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