#EDUCATION

Anodizing

Capital Cost Estimate Classes

Different levels of capital cost estimates provide key input for decisions over the life of surface finishing projects.
#education

Parts Cleaning

Webinar Discusses Reducing Cleaning Costs by 35%

Webinar explains the economics that determine the optimal disposal point of a cleaner bath.
#education #economics

Electroplating

Webinar Looks at Trivalent Chromium Process Capability Study for OEMs

Mark Schario, executive vice president for Columbia Chemical, will present information on evaluating test matrix variables and performance results of exterior corrosion testing between trivalent and hexavalent.
#education

Electroplating

A Conversation With ... Frank Altmayer, AESF Technical Education Director

Altmayer is a Master Surface Finisher, an AESF Fellow and technical education director of the AESF Foundation and NASF.
#education #nasf

June Issue: How Changes Helped an Arizona Plater; Powder Coating Certifications

A change in management structure helps a Phoenix plating operation, and what are the benefits of getting your powder coating operation certified?
#management #education

Video: A Look Inside the June Issue

The June issue of Products Finishing features a look at the Powder Coating Institute certification program, a peek inside a revitalized Phoenix plating operation, and a technical paper on anodizing cast aluminum alloys.
#education

Anodizing

Sifco ASC Holding Free Plating, Anodizing Webinar April 24

Focus will be on manufacturing throughout the aerospace supply chain.
#education #aerospace

Powder Coating

Powder Coating Institute 3000 and 4000 Certifications—What You Need to Know

Assessment Program Offers Comprehensive Audit for Custom Coaters and OEMs
#education

Powder Coating

PCI Releases Consumer Awareness and Certification Videos

Powder Coating: A Stronger Kind of Paint focuses on the durability and weatherability of powder coating when compared to liquid paint.
#education

Anodizing

Miss a Finishing Webinar? You Can Watch Them Here

If you missed a webinar that Products Finishing presented along with industry leaders, you can still watch them at PFonline.com.
#education

January Issue Focuses on Finishing Workforce Development

Our cover story is on PVD and powder coating of automotive rims, but I also had the chance to talk with several shop owners about the importance of certification and training in retention of employees, and discovered a new program that helps veterans enter the liquid and powder coating industry.
#automotive #education #workforcedevelopment

Liquid Coating

Workforce Development in the Finishing Industry

The January issue of Products Finishing takes a look at an issue which is affecting every job shop and OEM: how to develop and retain a qualified workforce. I had the chance to talk with several shop owners about the importance of certification and training in retention of employees, and discovered a new program that helps veterans enter the liquid and powder coating industry. Check out the issue here.
#workforcedevelopment #education

Electroplating

Developing a Finishing Workforce

How Industry Certifications Help Attract and Maintain a Team of Qualified Employees
#education

Electroplating

MacDermid Enthone Academy Offers Training Program

Initially known as the Plating Academy, the training scheme was initiated in 2003 to provide a standard format for employee education in electroplating.
#workforcedevelopment #education

Electroplating

Webinar: How XRF Can Help Grow a Finishing Business

Products Finishing and Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science will present this free webinar on November 1.
#education

Parts Cleaning

MicroCare Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

The company says this certification indicates that its products are developed, engineered, manufactured and delivered using the latest and most advanced quality management processes.
#management #education

Electroplating

Asterion Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

The company says this certification denotes that it has demonstrated its ability to consistently provide products and services focused on enhancing customer satisfaction.
#education

Liquid Coating

Webinar: Improving Paint Finish Quality

Products Finishing and Global Finishing Solutions will host a free webinar on October 22 to discuss how shops can optimize their paint booth for superior paint finishes.
#education

Electroplating

Webinar Discusses Switch from Hexavalent to Trivalent

Columbia Chemical and Products Finishing will host a free webinar on October 18 that will address regulations, process differences, conversion details, cost factors and benefits.
#regulation #education

Electroplating

Arlington Plating Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

The company completed the registration process to the quality management system with zero infractions.
#education #management