The U.S. EPA has confirmed the virucidal effect of certain copper alloys after examining data from the Copper Development Association, allowing the association to recommend copper alloys against COVID-19.
Daubert Cromwell’s ClearPak 5000 is a bio-based poly that meets international standards as a quality corrosion inhibitor (VCI) film.
Atotech’s UniPrep AC products offer versatile alternatives to conventional chemical and mechanical descaling methods.
Frederick Hess of UFS shares troubleshooting advice for electrocoating and why ecoat DC rectifier voltage requirements may keep increasing.
NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 3rd Quarterly Report
This report covers the third quarter of project work (October-December 2020) on this project at Wayne State University in Detroit. The objective is to help metal finishing plants to conduct a self-managed sustainability assessment and identify technical solutions for sustainability performance improvement. The reader is invited to contact Dr. Huang in identifying plating shops willing to participate in this program.
Hubbard-Hall teams up with lithium-ion battery makers to provide cleaning chemistry for electric vehicle batteries.
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What's Next for the Automotive Industry? The Editors of AutoBeat explore the industry's transition to one where automotive manufacturing is safer, simpler, more regulated … and possibly reshored.
From machine monitoring and machine tool dynamics to out-of-the-box digital tools, discover the digital manufacturing technologies becoming a requirement for competing in the marketplace as well as simplifying and improving businesses.
Managing expert Matt Kirchner shares how to foster a culture of inclusivity and trust for finishing and manufacturing businesses.
A recent collaboration between CFAN, SprayVision and Saint Clair Systems uses an innovative film measurement system to investigate ways to improve first time yield.
Products Finishing looks into how coaters and finishers enable the aerospace industry, what trends and technology are emerging and more in February 2021.
Sheila LaMothe, executive director of the CCAI Finishing Education Foundation, discusses educational opportunities within the finishing industry and the foundation’s overarching mission.
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Global Finishing Solutions offers insights into selecting a paint booth designed for aircraft.
Q: What should one keep in mind when selecting an aircraft paint booth? It is not a simple task to design a paint booth for an airplane, let alone multiple planes. Aircraft paint booths must be designed to accommodate the unique shape and sheer size of aircraft in order to reduce the painter’s exposure to the hazards of the process, lower energy costs, improve paint finish ...READ MORE
Axalta Coating Systems architectural segment leader Michael Withers discusses mitigating defects in polyester wrinkle powder coatings.
Anodizing has capital costs and benefits beyond the machines — companies evaluating in-house systems should examine them carefully before committing.
Mike Bonner of Saint Clair Systems discusses how to avoid paint defects caused by condensation resulting from compressed air used for atomizers.
With electrical contacts continuing to grow smaller, platers need to know how to manage the three key considerations of gold plating: thickness, purity and underplate chemistry.