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Published: 8/1/2012

NASF REPORT: SUR/FIN 2012 Excels in Las Vegas
This year’s NASF conference in Las Vegas was said by many to be the “best SUR/FIN” they attended in some time.

Published: 7/1/2012

President’s 2013 Budget Proposes Enhanced Tax Incentives
Finishing shop owners will be able to take advantage of most, if not all, of these proposed enhanced tax incentives.

Published: 6/1/2012

Road Trip! ... to SUR/FIN Las Vegas!
As the NASF SUR/FIN show gets ready to open in a few weeks in Las Vegas, Products Finishing magazine decided to take a ‘Virtual Road Trip’ across the U.S. to surveys job shops and platers to get a 'State of Finishing' status. It ...

Published: 5/1/2012

Cyklos Building a Better Finishing Machine
Tornos rolls out its turnkey surface finishing machine, Cyklos, a self-contained apparatus that enables machining shops to integrate wet electrochemical or chemical surface processing into their manufacturing line. SEE THE VIDEO

Published: 5/1/2012

NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?
NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishi...

Published: 5/1/2012

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.

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

Published: 5/1/2012

Aerospace Drives More Calls for Non-Chrome Passivate Finishes
More finishers are warming up to using non-chrome passivation as a way to satisfy customers who don’t want to use hexavalent chromium for corrosion treatment.

Published: 3/1/2012

Flipping the Switch on Anodizing
The idea of using square pulse anodizing is to have a higher average current density for the total process and thereby reduce the process time. When pulsating between two values of current density, a high period and a low period give the aluminum su...

Published: 3/1/2012

Ripple Effect: Researchers say leveling of electrodeposits can be achieved by applying a small forcing voltage
Seeking smoother plating deposits? It may be all in the waves. This story looks at studies that have shown that superimposition of a small sinusoidal potential wave (smooth, repetitive oscillation) onto a potentiostatic bias can lead to more level e...