Scott Francis Editor-In-Chief

Scott Francis is the editor of Products Finishing and served previously as a writing editor for CompositesWorld. He has also edited for Writer's DigestHOWPopular Woodworking and has authored books on a range of topics. He is the author of Monster Spotter's Guide to North America (HOW Books 2007) and co-author of The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook (Writer's Digest, 2012) and OMG! I Forgot the Card (HOW Books, 2014).

Scott has a bachelor’s degree in writing and editing and a minor in biology from Western Carolina University.

 

Liquid Coating

New Airless Pumps Provide Pressure Stability

By: Scott Francis

The new Azur Airless protective coatings pump range from Sames Kremlin improves atomization, ensures performance in extreme conditions and minimizes maintenance downtime.

Electroplating

In Memorium: Harold G. Jacklin, FM Callahan & Son Inc.

By: Scott Francis

Harold G. Jacklin, owner of FM Callahan & Son Inc. passed away on January 6, 2021 at the age of 87. 
#plating

Liquid Coating

Evolving Automation in Automotive

By: Scott Francis

A look at the latest liquid coating technologies for the automotive sector from leading robotics and surface finishing technology providers
#automotive

The Changing Landscape of Automotive

By: Scott Francis

Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis considers the future of automotive beyond the pandemic and in the advent of electric vehicles. 
#automotive #editorial

January 2021 Issue: The Changing Landscape of Automotive

By: Scott Francis

The January 2021 issue of Products Finishing puts focus on coating and finishing for the automotive market.
#automotive

National Surface Finishing Day 2021

By: Scott Francis

National Surface Finishing Day will be celebrated March 3. The annual event is a way to showcase the industry to local trade schools, businesses, officials and media, as well as to celebrate employees and staff.
#marketing

Electrocoating

A Focus on Heavy Castings

By: Scott Francis

Winona Powder Coating invests in heavy-duty line and electrocoating to serve agricultural, industrial markets.
#automotive #construction

Powder Coating

Reaping the Benefits of Powder Coating Expertise

By: Scott Francis

To achieve uniform thickness for its powder coated parts, farm equipment manufacturer Bridgeview Manufacturing turns to TIGER Drylac for support.

Liquid Coating

December Issue: Agricultural, Industrial Markets

By: Scott Francis

The December issue of Products Finishing puts focus on coating and finishing in the agricultural and industrial markets.
#plating #construction

Products Finishing Then, Now and Tomorrow

By: Scott Francis

As 2020 comes to a close, Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis discusses upcoming initiatives for 2021.
#editorial

2021 Top Shops Benchmarking Opens

By: Scott Francis

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

Parts Cleaning

Dialing in Chemistries for a New Washer System

By: Scott Francis

Excel Industries’ new 10-stage washer features several innovative solutions from Chemetall, including a neutral pH descaler to eliminate flash rusting.