Powder Coating

Powder Coating Week 2021 Hosted by PCI

Powder Coating Week 2021, hosted by the Powder Coating Institute, will take place April 27-30 at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld.

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Wireless Carrier Fleet Provides Modular Overhead Conveyance

Wireless, modular conveyor system provides flexibility and scalability for carrying parts through finishing processes.

Powder Coating

PCI Announces 2021 Board of Directors and Executive Officers

The Powder Coating Institute has announced its 2021 Executive Officers and Board of Directors, led by president John Cole.

Powder Coating

New Dates for PCI's Powder Coating Week 2021

The Powder Coating Institute's Powder Coating Week 2021 event will move from February dates to April 27 – 30. The location and schedule sequence will remain the same. 

Ransohoff Partners With SurfacePrep for Distribution

Ransohoff has partnered with SurfacePrep’s sales team to distribute Ransohoff industrial parts washers across the United States and Canada.

2021 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey to Open in January

Beginning in 2021, the Tops Shops program will allow survey values to be compared to a larger, cumulative database of results, expanding the benefits of participation.
#topshops #marketing

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Trends in Parts Cleaning

The latest cleaning trends point toward environmentally friendly ways to clean effectively, involving the replacement of harmful chemical solvents within a cleaning process or switching to a mostly aqueous method.

The Parts Cleaning Series

ON DEMAND: Learn how to use the latest technology and stay within environmental limitations with this 6-part webinar series.

The Plating Insight Series

Products Finishing Editor Scott Francis hosts the IMTS Spark Plating Insights Series Wednesdays through Dec. 2.

Trends in Automotive

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.

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Products Finishing Then and Now and Tomorrow

As 2020 comes to a close, Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis discusses upcoming initiatives for 2021.
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SUR/FIN 2021 Call for Abstracts

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) is accepting technical paper and presentation abstracts for SUR/FIN 2021 until December 11, 2020.
#nasf #surfin

Finishing Hall of Fame

PF’s Hall of Fame program recognizes individuals instrumental in the development and growth of the surface finishing industry.

 

Electroplating

A Conversation with Jody Richards of Process Technology

Products Finishing talked to Process Technology president Jody Richards about her forward-thinking strategy, the future of the finishing industry and more.
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Particle Analysis Evolves with Cleanliness Specifications

Cleanliness analysis equipment has become more advanced as testing and reporting particle contamination levels have become more critical.
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Electroplating

Alumina Reinforced ENiP Offers a Versatile Substitute for Electroplated Hard Chromium

This study investigated the addition of Cirrus Alumina Dopant™, a nanoparticle additive, to a variety of low phosphorus electroless nickel baths to evaluate the performance of the resulting nanocomposite coating as a potential replacement for hard chromium.  The results offer a vbersatile substitute for hard chromium in a broad range of applications.
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2021 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey to Open in January

Beginning in 2021, the Tops Shops program will allow survey values to be compared to a larger, cumulative database of results, expanding the benefits of participation.
#topshops #marketing

Powder Coating

Wireless Carrier Fleet Provides Modular Overhead Conveyance

Wireless, modular conveyor system provides flexibility and scalability for carrying parts through finishing processes.

November Issue: Focus on Medical

The November 2020 issue of Products Finishing focuses on coating and finishing in the medical industry. 
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Powder Coating

Troubleshooting Powder Coating Issues with SIRE Methodology

Steve Houston of Vitracoat Inc. describes the SIRE method he employs for troubleshooting powder coating lines that produce faulty parts.

Photo Credit: Vitracoat Inc. Q: What is the best or most efficient way to approach troubleshooting problems with a powder coating line? I have heard it said that doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. But what if you think you are doing the same thing over and over, but the outcome is a different result? Maybe this can drive you ...READ MORE

Liquid Coating

How to Reduce Waste for Two-Component Coatings

John Owed of Carlisle Fluid Technology suggests fluid metering equipment to reduce solvent and coating waste for multiple-component coatings.
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Liquid Coating

How to Minimize Plug Loss and Leakage During Coating

Custom Fabricating and Supplies offers several tips to manufacturers having trouble with plug loss and leakage during coating.
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Electroplating

3 Tests to Ensure Parts are Clean Prior to Plating

Making sure that all of the pre-processing fluids are removed prior to plating is not as simple as it seems. Richard Held of Haviland Enterprises outlines three tests that can help verify that your parts are clean.
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Liquid Coating

How to Choose the Right Atomizing Spray Nozzle

Choosing the correct atomizing spray nozzle for your needs can be difficult. Thankfully, the engineers from EXAIR Corporation have designed a simple guide for choosing the nozzle you’ll need.
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Powder Coating

Color is Key: Getting Color Right in Powder Coatings

What do powder coaters need to know about color management? Rik Mertens of Datacolor explains how digitalization helps save time and avoid error.
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Electroplating

How to Troubleshoot and Fix Nickel Show from Hex-Chrome Baths

Nickel show on parts from hexavalent chromium baths can have many causes. Adam Blakeley of MacDermid Enthone lays out potential causes and how to fix them.
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