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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
Sand + Snow Makes Pretreatment Essential
Polaris' finishing department made sure its cleaning and pretreatment process was doing the job right before they electrocoated and powder coated popular off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and military vehicles. SEE THE VIDEO
Article Published: 5/1/2012
PPG Industries, AkzoNobel Launch New Aerospace Coating Products
The Aerocron primer from PPG’s aerospace coatings group is the first e-coat primer for airframe manufacturers and subcontractors; AkzoNobel’ Metaflex SP brand is a result of a two-year partnership between AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings and Pantheon En...
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
Are Ionic Liquids Right for Your Parts Cleaning Job?
Ionic liquids have also been considered for parts cleaning applications because of their negligible vapor pressure, high thermal and electrochemical stability, and low melting points of less than 100°C.
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
Meeting the Critical Cleaning Challenge
Today’s parts cleaning industry faces numerous challenges that can make the selection of an effective critical cleaning system difficult
Article Published: 4/1/2012
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
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
Just How Clean Is Clean?
Most finishing consultants have lost count of the number of times that inadequate cleaning and pretreatment was the cause of defective painting or plating. Skip plating, blistering, delamination—these are just some of the commonly found defects caus...
Article Published: 2/1/2012

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