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When two stainless steel parts are in direct contact with one another, the constant friction can result in galling of the metal. Just ask Cutting and Wear Limited (CW), an international supplier of downhole tool technology to equipment manufacturers worldwide.

CW needed to selectively plate a thin layer of copper for anti-galling purposes onto the threads of newly manufactured stainless-steel components while also meeting their customer specifications.

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The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) is accepting applications for its scholarship program. The program is designed to award students studying in areas that advance powder coating technologies.

The program includes the PCI general scholarship and three corporate member-sponsored scholarships: PCI/Axalta, PCI/Gema and the PCI/Nordson Ken Kreeger scholarships.

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Therma-Tron-X (TTX) has chosen Mexico as the home for its first international subsidiary, TTX Mexico. Robert Rock, vice president of strategic development at TTX, says the importance of the Mexican market and a commitment to the company’s existing customers drove the decision to invest in a permanent operation within Mexico.

TTX, which is celebrating its 50th year in business, custom manufactures powder coating, electrodeposition and liquid paint coating systems, as well as reverse osmosis and wastewater treatment equipment.

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Here is your top news from the finishing world for the week of January 30, which includes A.R. Machining installing a zinc phosphate Line at its Hutto, Texas plant; Therma-Tron-X opening a subsidiary in Mexico; Weiler Abrasives appointed Jennifer Hawkins as Director of Sales West; a Technical Tip on Fixing The Cause Of Yellowing In Blue Trivalent Passivate from Columbia Chemical's Chad Murphy; and the Innovation of the week from Exair and its 360-Degree Static Eliminator.

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