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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
2020 Vision: Powder Coating
After more than 50 years, powder coatings are still viewed favorably in the finishing world as an industry that collaborates with manufacturers to reduce our environmental footprint and foster sustainability.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
Tumbling to the Finish
The Flow-Clad system of coating smaller parts at higher production rates uses a tumbling method not usually found in many custom coaters. “I just don’t think too many people even know that this process exists,” says president Bob Zimmerli. “It will ...
Article Published: 5/1/2011
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
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 Powder Coating
If you’ve done your homework, carefully analyzed your options and decided to use powder coating as a surface finish, where do you start?
Article Published: 3/1/2011
Seeing Inside Nooks and Crannies for Auto Corrosion Protection
Fischer Technologies (Windsor, CT), a manufacturer of coating thickness, material testing and material analysis instrumentation, has introduced a new, non-destructive flexible probe which they say can get inside normally inaccessible cavities to get...
Article Published: 12/23/2010
Life-Saving Finishes Spur Medical Coater
It’s a Catch-22 for Craig Walters, president of Premier Finishing in Stockton, CA, as he watches cabinets coming off his paint line and knows it will be populated with kidney dialysis control equipment and will be used by someone in dire need.
Article Published: 11/13/2010
Ovens: Into the Fire
Products Finishing magazine decided to tag along with an inspector as he crawled his way through a 29-year-old e-coat cure oven to show specific examples on how to improve the its performance.
Article Published: 9/1/2010
Nordson: Keep on Truckin’
The Raymond Corporation knew it wanted the latest technology available. The question was a little more complex: liquid or powder for its coating applications.
Article Published: 9/1/2010

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