The past few issues of Products Finishing have touched on how different market sectors have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As we come to the end of the year, PF editor-in-chief Scott Francis takes time to reflect on the manufacturing industry’s response during the COVID era and to contemplate finishing’s role in the medical sector.
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The plating company has served the aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer sectors since 1969.
After providing electropolishing services to the industrial manufacturing industry for more than 20 years, Custom Fab Solutions has announced it is expanding its offerings to additional markets including food and beverage, medical devices and aerospace.
Perstorp started large-scale production of hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant for the Swedish healthcare sector in response to COVID-19.
Study found that when titania is exposed to sunlight, it degrades nitrogen oxides which are harmful to human health.
Grieve’s No. 881 is a 250°F electric shelf oven designed to dry water from medical equipment.
Maximilian Kessler from SurTec explains new practices for industrial parts cleaning, metal pretreatment and decorative electroplating in the medical device industry.
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.
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Jay Tourigny of MicroCare Medical says that advances in medical devices come with many benefits but also bring new challenges related to cleaning and coatings.
Applying a PVD coating to medical devices can offer both aesthetic and functional advantages. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
Gardner Intelligence’s chief economist, Michael Guckes, says company earnings and economic data both indicate short- and long-term growth for manufacturers in the medical industry.
Paint, powders and other chemicals used in the finishing industry can pose serious health and safety risks when not stored properly. Here are some tips for safe material storage.
Axalta Coating Systems partnered with Atrium Health’s Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital, Hendrick Motorsports, LP Building Products and GoBabyGo! to build custom vehicles for children with mobility issues.
Basic American Medical Products uses a phosphorus-free pretreatment to improve first-pass-product yield and performance durability.
Hubbard-Hall prepares to help surface finishers seeking to implement electropolishing processes in order to take advantage of reshoring efforts to bring production work back to the U.S.
GF Piping Systems will feature Signet 2751 DryLoc pH/ORP Smart Sensor Electronics at Sur/Fin 2018, designed for probe health, glass impedance and broken glass detection for improved pH/oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) monitoring and control.
Mother and daughter team up to run a Brooklyn finishing shop that focuses on the medical sector.
Charge dissipative (CD) coating capability for ceramic parts was launched at RSNA 2017 in Chicago in supporting the development of increasingly compact medical equipment.
This presentation is the 52nd William Blum Lecture, presented at SUR/FIN 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois on June 8, 2015. In this lecture, Dr. Hudson Bates discusses the nickel research in his group at the Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association (NiPERA), which impact occupational health and environmental issues for nickel. This includes nano-particulates, toxicity of mixtures, ambient air effects, and providing good science in regulatory matters.
A University of Georgia researcher is developing technology that helps medical implants resist infection and clotting.
It’s obvious that Silvex specializes in silver, but its processes also reach into the defense, aerospace, power generation and medical industries.
A surface coating originally developed for medical implants is set to safeguard the next generation of European telecom satellites.
Organizers are accepting abstracts for symposia and technical sessions related to vacuum coating technology; conference also includes a symposium on coatings for healthcare, biometric monitoring, and bio-interfaces.
What kind of breathing protection is required for compliance with health and safety standards?
The benefits of AM may result in cleaning challenges. The layer-by-layer process of AM allows complex internal support structures and tortuous internal channels.
California's EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it will review several chemicals for possible listing under Proposition 65.
Device Master Files (MAFS) available for those seeking a Premarket Application (PMA) or 510(k) approval for medical devices with the Food and Drug Administration.