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Powder Coating

How to Design an Effective Racking System

Well-designed racking is an important part of any finishing operation. Richard Lang, who handles technical sales for EPSI’s racking and hanging division, offers insights for designing an effective racking system.
#racking #sales #asktheexpert

Liquid Coating

Applications Innovation Leads to Better Masking Solutions

When masking product failures are costing you money, it pays to work with an expert that can select or engineer the most efficient solution.
#masking #plating

Electroplating

Vacuum Impregnation System Yields Production Flow Improvements

Godfrey & Wing customized a high value low volume vacuum impregnation system to solve production problems for surface finishing company Anoplate.
#plating

Electroplating

Coventya Tristar 300 Eases Hexavalent Chromium Replacement

Coventya’s Tristar 300 reportedly improves production efficiency while cutting hexavalent chromium from the industrial process.
#plating

Anodizing

September Issue: On the Rise

Products Finishing’s September issue covers lean manufacturing during a pandemic, vapor degreasing, the story behind a new Vegas-based anodizing facility, and much more.
#plating #vacuum-vapor

Electroplating

How to Choose Between Sulfate and Chloride-Based Trivalent Chromium

There are several factors to consider when choosing between sulfate and chloride-based baths for trivalent chromium plating. Mark Schario of Columbia Chemical discusses the differences and what platers should keep in mind when evaluating options.
#asktheexpert #plating

Electroplating

Valence Los Angeles Operations Awarded New Honeywell Approvals

Valence Los Angeles has achieved approval from Honeywell Aerospace for over 180 new specifications, covering a wide range of key finishing processes.
#plating #aerospace

Electroplating

Technical Plating Talks Recent Expansions

Tyler Thomas, vice president and general manager of Technical Plating (Minneapolis, Minn.), talks about the company’s two newest lines and capabilities.
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Electroplating

A Conversation with Richard Lynch of MacDermid Enthone

Vice president of MacDermid Enthone Richard Lynch talks to Products Finishing about the importance of mentors, sustainability and sweater vests.
#plating

Electroplating

Online Plating Essentials Course Deadline Approaches

NASF and the AESF Foundation are offering a web-based plating essentials course that provides an overview of critical finishing subjects.
#nasf #plating

Electroplating

Atlanta-based Metal Finishing Company Celebrates 60 Years; Announces Name Change

Dixie Industrial Finishing Co. Inc. (Tucker, Ga.) has changed name to Durable Industrial Finishing Co. Inc. and will be referred to as DIFCO.
#plating

Electroplating

Patriot Metal Finishing Systems Hires VP of Sales

Jerry Burchett began his career in the paint and powder industry in 1982.
#plating #sales

Electroplating

Asterion's Technibrite SN 200 Enables Tin Plating with Only Two Chemical Processes

The system is suited to both barrel and rack applications to impart lustrous, bright tin deposits.
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Electroplating

Wolkerstorfer Passivates Giant World Series Trophy

Wolkerstorfer Co. Inc. lends its large passivation tanks, normally used for aerospace and DOD work, to a whole different ballgame. 
#military #plating #aerospace

Electroplating

NASF Announces 2020 Industry Award Winners

Each year, the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) recognizes members who stand out amongst their peers for their contributions to the finishing industry on the local and national levels.
#nasf #surfin #plating

Electroplating

Plating Thickness Pitfalls and Measuring Instruments

Proper coating thickness is crucial in both functional and decorative plating. Here are some common problems and ways to measure coating thickness.
#plating #measurement-testing

Electroplating

Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 10th Quarterly Research Report

NASF funded research seeking a sulfur-free plating solution for electro-codeposition of (Ni,Co)-CrAlY composite coatings.
#nasf #plating

Electroplating

Valence Surface Technologies Gets Safran Landing Systems Approvals

The approvals cover a range of aerospace finishing processes that Valence Wichita, formerly Chrome Plus International, will now complete. 
#plating #aerospace

Electroplating

American Plating Power Releases LYNQ Software Package

American Plating Power offers the LYNQ software package, a Windows-based desktop solution designed to operate up to 30 rectifiers of a variety of makes and models.
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Electroplating

Columbia Chemical Celebrates 45th Anniversary

The company was founded in 1975 when two chemists, William Rosenberg Sr. and Herb Geduld, rented space in a former textile mill.
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