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Mechanical Finishing

Winoa’s High-Performance Grit Reduces Blasting Costs

FABTECH 2020: Stainless steel abrasive designed for surface preparation, cleaning or deburring of nonferrous metals.
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Liquid Coating

George Koch Sons Customizes Surface Finishing Systems

FABTECH 2020: Company — and divisions PriceWalgren and Jessup — designs, manufactures and installs custom surface finishing equipment for a variety of applications.
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Electroplating

Inside Zinc and Zinc-Nickel Post-Plating Protective Finishes

A behind-the-scenes look at post-plating finishes for zinc and zinc-nickel plating.
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Electroplating

Columbia Chemical Brings on Technical Account Manager

Curt Sotera will focus on providing technical service to Columbia’s customers, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in Ohio and the Northeast U.S.
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Electroplating

Plateco Customizes Zinc Plating Lines

Company offers customized, fully automated rack electroplating, barrel electroplating and barrel mechanical galvanizing production lines. 
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Electroplating

LPI's Enclosed Blast Lift System Protectors Operators

FABTECH 2020: Enclosed Blast Lift system includes an operator cab that protects operators from the elements and hazards of blast media and blast booth environment. 
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Powder Coating

Elcometer Oven Logger Optimizes Curing Process

FABTECH 2020: The 215 Oven Logger offers advanced software functionality for coating and curing processes.
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Electroplating

CCAI Offers English, Spanish Training Manuals

FABTECH 2020: Comprehensive manuals cover system design, pretreatment, powder coating, liquid coatings and equipment.
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Electroplating

Increasing Low Current Density (LCD) Coverage in Trivalent Chromium

Many factors can influence the low current density (LCD) coverage in a trivalent chromium system. Pavco decorative team manager Shane Moore discusses ideas for improving both chloride and sulfate systems.
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Electroplating

LiloTree Provides Corrosion Resistance for Nickel Plating

LiloTree launched a corrosion inhibitor designed to prevent nickel corrosion with a barrier level that passivates and protects nickel plated surfaces.
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Electroplating

Copper - More Than Just a Metal We Electroplate

Over many years, well-regarded AESF/NASF contributor Jack Dini contributed a series of fascinating columns to Plating & Surface Finishing, under the title Fact or Fiction?.  After his new offering in July, we are happy to offer a second welcome contribution to his output for the NASF, this time on copper.
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Electroplating

NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 1st Quarterly Report

This report (1) introduces the new project and (2) covers the first quarter of project work (April-June 2020) on this project at Wayne State University in Detroit. The objective is to help metal finishing plants to conduct a self-managed sustainability assessment and identify technical solutions for sustainability performance improvement.  The reader is invited to contact Dr. Huang in identifying plating shops willing to participate in this program.
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Electroplating

Arlington Plating Co. Joins Enameled Steel Partnership

Arlington Plating Co., known for plating and anodizing, joins established partnership between Enameled Steel and Midwestern Rust Proof. The resulting group will provide a robust list of offerings.
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Electroplating

Hard Chrome Enterprises Inc. Acquired

The plating company has served the aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer sectors since 1969. 
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Electroplating

Franke Plating Works Set to Expand Indiana Facilities

The expansion will more than double the company’s current production capacity.
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Electroplating

Epner Technology Pays Tribute to Industry Legend Stephen Candiloro Jr.

David Epner of Epner Technology discusses the work of the late Stephen Candiloro Jr., a giant in the finishing community who passed away due to the coronavirus in April.
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Electroplating

Columbia Chemical Granted General Motors Decorative Plating Color Style Approvals

Columbia Chemical has received color approvals from General Motors for its TriCOL Trivalent Chromium Plating Process.
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Electroplating

Top Shops Executive Summit: An Exchange of Finishing Industry Ideas and Best Practices

This year’s inaugural Top Shops Executive Summit offers an opportunity for shop owners, executives and managers in the finishing industry to gather for networking and ideation.
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Electroplating

Avoiding Adhesion Failure Due to Paraffin

For plating applicators, paraffin residue can cause poor adhesion, delayed blistering or other poor-quality performance of the plated deposit, including poor corrosion resistance. Coventya director of business development Greg Terrell explains how to remove paraffin-based lubricants prior to plating. 
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Electroplating

Asterion Introduces New Zinc-Nickel Process

Asterion’s TECHNILLOY ZN NI 770 process offers corrosion protection, while delivering consistent and repeatable uniform surfaces.
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