Is a custom masking design worth the investment? John Gill of Caplugs outlines the considerations to keep in mind when choosing between an off-the-shelf masking solution or a custom-made one.
FrogTape’s new line includes three high-performance products for marine, industrial, transportation and automotive coating applications.
Daubert Cromwell’s ClearPak 5000 is a bio-based poly that meets international standards as a quality corrosion inhibitor (VCI) film.
Wet-on-wet painting process means each roof is unique.
Daubert Cromwell’s embossed VCI poly film grips and stays in place around bearings and round shapes while protecting against corrosion and rust.
SAT Plating general manager Will Wallace talks to Products Finishing about his company’s surface activation technology, plating on composites, and what the changing manufacturing landscape might mean for platers.
When masking product failures are costing you money, it pays to work with an expert that can select or engineer the most efficient solution.
This republished 1944 AES convention paper presents an historic perspective of the early days of plastics in surface finishing - using them and plating on them, in the waning years of World War II. The discussion reviews the uses of plastics in plating equipment and processing at that time, as well as the coating of the plastics themselves, with accompanying application photos. You will note that today’s conventional plating-on-plastics processes lay far in the future. Surprisingly, CVD processes are discussed.
The Mars 2020 Perseverence rover will rely on highly engineered surface treatments to protect it from the extreme temperatures of space and the harsh environment of Mars.
The building, constructed in the late 1970s, was in sore need of a renovation for energy efficiency, Giering says.
The plugs are especially suited to e-coating and other immersion processes.
The Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is on its way to the red planet. What kind of surface finish will protect the rover as it does its job? This video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows how NASA technicians paint the rover for withstanding the harsh environment of Mars.
Masking supplier EPSI has acquired An-Kor Rack Company. The expanded business will provide racks, hooks, masking and custom solutions.
MOCAP offers heavy wall polyethylene tubing plugs that are designed to fit different tube gauges, available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Medical device coating company discusses how automation enables increased abrasion resistance and improved insulative properties for electrosurgery.
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George Giering is third-generation president of Giering Metal Finishing Inc., a leader in liquid coating, ecoating and powder coating.
Custom Fabricating & Supplies unveils a new two-piece, vented masking plug designed to allow air to escape while simultaneously preventing leaks.
Advanced conveyor system and hybrid liquid/powder line fits into small footprint to deliver big impact
Custom Fabricating & Supplies has announced it is a Preferred Converter of 3M’s 8985L Anodization Masking Tape, which is specifically designed to withstand the harsh chemicals used during chromic acid anodizing (CAA).
EPSI names Alexandra Tillmann human resources manager.
EPSI has appointed Michael Manning as outside sales representative for Kansas and Nebraska.
A diverse customer base is key for small shops like Giering Metal Finishing, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says one of its largest growth areas has been with a customer manufacturing chest x-ray systems.
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Wow pads prevent scratches, dents and other defects during transit and storage.
Custom masking components can also decrease or even eliminate the need for costly rework.
AZZ provides hot-dip galvanizing, powder coating, metalizing and steel surface treatment.
Michael Vellone will serve as outside sales representative for the West Coast region.
Vinyl caps can be used as either cap or plug.
Custom Fabricating & Supplies offers performance component die cuts, gaskets, silicone caps and plugs, custom rubber-molded parts and tape masking products for the finishing industry.