German companies, Gardena and Rösler, introduce new high-energy mass finishing solution for garden shear finishing process.
Partners since 2013, Mercedes Benz certifies Axalta as the preferred partner in China until 2024
The National Association for Surface Finishing has released its monthly Policy Update, summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from the month of June.
Robotic painting solution recognized for innovation and environmental benefits by the International Federation of Robotics and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
As the COVID pandemic continues, coating suppliers work to navigate raw material shortages and chemical price increases.
Recent cleaning evaluation conducted by MicroCare yields new synthetic grease remover formulation.
Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis discusses the challenges and the changing landscape of the finishing industry — and how new technologies might carry the industry forward.
How using a stabilizer can extend your bath life and help you avoid costly system repairs.
Technical education can be the place where the hands-on, kinesthetic, non-classroom learners find their homes.
Best Efforts to Increase Output Still Cannot Quell Rising Backlogs
In 1986, the AESF published Theory and Practice of Pulse Plating, edited by Jean Claude Puippe and Frank Leaman, the world’s first textbook on pulse plating. A compendium of chapters written by experts in this then-emerging field, the book quickly became the authoritative text in pulse plating. What follows here is the opening chapter, serving as an introduction to the field. Although the field has grown immensely in the intervening 35 years, the reader will find that the material remains a valuable introduction to those looking to advance the field of pulse plating.
Over many years, well-regarded AESF/NASF contributor Jack Dini wrote a series of fascinating columns to Plating & Surface Finishing, under the title Fact or Fiction?. He hasn’t slowed down in 2021. Here, he notes that more research studies are revealing that a little bit of some toxins can be quite helpful to human health. The following shows a number of examples.
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Spectrophotometric nickel/pH controller enables tighter control of the ENi process, resulting in improved product quality.
The May 2021 issue of Products Finishing puts a focus on supply chain disruptions and the workforce skills gap.
In this episode of On the Line, Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis sits down with Jason Ray, CEO and co-founder of Paperless Parts, a software provider that offers a quoting system aimed at streamlining how companies involved in the manufacturing process communicate and work together.
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Powder coating consultant Rodger Talbert explains AAMA specifications and considerations coaters should make before taking on work required to meet those standards.
Q: We have a chance to take on a new job that requires us to meet a specification issued by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). We have coated aluminum parts but we have never had anyone ask us to meet the conditions outlined in the AAMA 2604 specification. We are not sure if we can meet it or what we have to do to ...READ MORE
Trey Peavy of RTT Engineered Finishing Solutions offers insights into considerations that must be taken into account when commissioning a powder cure oven.
Richard Held and Daniel Church of Haviland Enterprises Inc. offer advice for troubleshooting passivation inconsistencies.
Dave Hesse, field installation superintendent, Global Finishing Solutions, offers suggestions for inspecting and maintaining your industrial conveyor system.
As raw materials become increasingly scarce, powder coating consultant Rodger Talbert offers insights into using non-TGIC products.
Verney Denerville of TIGER Drylac discusses recommendations for avoiding or mitigating blistering defects in powder coatings.