CCAI Finishing Education Foundation Awards 2020 Student Scholarships

The Chemical Coaters Association International Finishing Education Foundation (CCAIFEF) announced 2020's Matt Heuertz Scholarship Award winners.

Additive Manufacturing Media Releases Education Presentation Series

Additive Manufacturing Media is releasing AM InDepth, a series on the future of 3D printing/additive manufacturing, as a part of IMTS Spark.

Powder Coating

PCI Promotes Powder Coating Industry

FABTECH 2020: Powder Coating Institute promotes the industry through a variety of programs, including the Powder Coated Tough Mark, PCI Certification and 2021 Powder Coated Tough Buyers Guide.

NASF To Host Virtual Forum Reviewing EPA's Evaluation of PFAS

The July 28 webinar will discuss the EPA’s current review of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) compounds.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Finishing Industry Leaders

As a generation of experienced coaters and finishers look toward retirement, new leaders are beginning to emerge. Training, education, support and encouragement for new talent is crucial for the future of manufacturing.

Women in Finishing Webinar Recap: Living & Leading Through the Storms of Life

CCAI's Women in Finishing group presented a webinar featuring two leadership experts who gave tips for effective leadership during a crisis.

Coronavirus Coverage

Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19

Don’t miss the upcoming webinar on supply chain deficits during COVID-19, and how to adapt with stronger, shorter supply chains from Gardner Business Media.

Coronavirus Coverage

Women in Finishing Webinar: Living & Leading Through the Storms of Life

Women in Finishing group will host a free webinar, Living and Leading Through the Storms of Life, on April 24 at 2 pm GST.

Powder Coating

Col-Met Offers Finishing Training Academy

Col-Met’s webinar-based training program provides training to expand finishing product knowledge and best practices for sales and service technicians.

Coronavirus Coverage

ECOAT 2020 electrocoating event canceled due to coronovirus pandemic

Event organizers are currently evaluating digital tools for education and networking to be offered to those who planned to attend ECOAT, which has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation. 

Powder Coating

Hitachi Hosts Free Plating Webinar on Process Control Feb. 25

Products Finishing presents Hitachi webinar on how to monitor and adjust plating line to ensure high quality.

Liquid Coating

CCAI Establishes Education Foundation

It's a non-profit charitable organization established to support education and training in the industrial finishing and coatings arena.

Powder Coating

PCI Certification Emphasizes Powder Coating Done Right

The program offers two certification types. PCI 3000 Certification applies to custom coaters and PCI 4000 Certification is for original equipment manufacturers that apply powder coatings in-house.


Capital Cost Estimate Classes

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

Parts Cleaning

Webinar Discusses Reducing Cleaning Costs by 35%

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


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.


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.

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?

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.


Sifco ASC Holding Free Plating, Anodizing Webinar April 24

Focus will be on manufacturing throughout the aerospace supply chain.

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.


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.

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.


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.