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Products Finishing and Production Machining are partnering with the largest manufacturing technology trade show in the U.S., the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), to host the Parts Cleaning Conference next year during the show on Sept. 16. IMTS will run Sept. 14-19 in Chicago at McCormick Place.

The technical conference will coincide with a special pavilion at IMTS, featuring parts cleaning suppliers and equipment vendors. Darren Williams, Ph.D., cleaning research group leader and professor of physical chemistry at Sam Houston State University, will be the conference chair.

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Here is your top news from the finishing world for the week of September 18.

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An industry safety expert suggests testing methods to detect hexavalent chromium needs to adapt to ever changing industrial environments to provide shorter time-sample results, such as 5- or 10-minute increments and with accuracy near laboratory testing.

Alex Mazzotta, a mechanical engineer at Figure Engineering based in Lorton, Virginia, writes in an article that appears in the September 2019 issue of Occupational Health and Safety that such capability will significantly enhance visibility on exposure, but he says what’s even more impactful is the ability to determine potentially unknown sources of dust or fumes that expose unprotected personnel.

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The U.S. Army Research Lab in Aberdeen, Maryland, has approved Powder Technology’s MIL-PRF-32348 Type III, Class I, Tan 33446 powder topcoat.

The new product listing is now shown online on the ARL’s ‘Qualified Products Database,’ and the manufacturer’s designation is product number PT-QS01-TS0001. This latest product marks  Powder Technology’s ninth ARL-approved powder coating.

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