May Issue: How the Finishing Industry Comes Together
The May issue of Products Finishing is now available. Below you’ll find a few highlights from the issue as well as additional featured articles and other online content.
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Your May issue of Products Finishing should arrive any moment. The issue originally focused on a preview of the SUR/FIN 2020 surface finishing industry trade show. As developments with COVID-19 pandemic continued, the focus of the issue shifted a bit from the show itself to how the industry comes together. While many of this year’s tradeshows currently hang in the balance of what develops around the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, the technologies to be highlighted at SUR/FIN are still featured and offer insights into what is happening in the industry.
It’s a challenging time for everyone, and while moving forward with some of the featured articles that we already had in the works, we also tried to bring you some of the news about how members of the finishing industry are reacting and responding to the pandemic. Of course, telling the whole story in a few pages is impossible — we encourage you to visit pfonline.com/covid-19 for a compilation of articles not only from Products Finishing, but also from our sister publications in the Gardner Business Media family who have been reporting on the inspiring coronavirus response from the entire manufacturing community.
In this newsletter, you’ll find a few highlights from the May issue including:
- COVID-19 responses from the finishing community
- Best Practices for Ecoat Paint Ultrafiltration Systems
- And a story of a shop recovering from a different kind of crisis in “Nasmyth TMF Survives, Thrives After 2015 Fire”
The May issue also includes finishing industry news and innovations, as well has columns and technical articles from industry experts — stay tuned for the digital issue or keep an eye out for your print copy.
The main task of this work was to study the influence of the different parameters on the electrolytic coloring process for aluminum.
This paper is a peer-reviewed and edited version of a presentation delivered at NASF SUR/FIN 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 12, 2012.
This paper highlights two case studies of manufacturers that have replaced, or done studies to replace, stainless steel with electroless nickel-plated mild steel. In both cases, cost savings could be realized while maintaining or improving product quality.