Making an outside finishing vendor part of an integrated supply chain cuts costs for both parties and—even more importantly—enables increased throughput.
Highly recognized globally as an industry expert in metal finishing, Acme VP of Sales & Maketing Joe Saad has been instrumental in the development polishing automation solutions for automotive trim, truck bumpers, aluminum wheels, plumbing components, hand tools and builders' hardware during his career.
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) explains the latest details of the legislative package for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that would reportedly allow more flexibility for surface finishers to spend forgivable loans for payrolls and expenses.
Fume suppressants and high-speed catalysts are produced for hard chrome plating, decorative chrome plating and anodizing applications.
The supervisory board of the specialty chemicals group Altana has elected Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber as its new chairman.
For bright nickel process troubleshooting, Doug Lay of Coventya suggests narrowing the scope with a checklist.
TriCol Décor process for trivalent chromium plating is chloride based for faster plating, according to the company
The sixth annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey measured shops based on more than 50 operational metrics including lead time, on-time delivery, first-pass quality yield and finishing equipment usage, among others.
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Asterion’s line of ultra alkaline and acid zinc-nickel plating systems produce a high nickel alloy of 12–16%.
Dynapower rectifiers, controllers and preventative maintenance programs keep processes running.
Rhodium coatings have improved durability with deposits being crack-free up to 1 μm.
Products include cleaners and chromates for anodizing and zincating.
Pavco to showcase systems for alloys, zinc, nickel, chrome, copper and newly released conversion coatings.
Procesesses designed for a variety of applications.
North American Market Shows Mixed Results for the 2019 Reporting Year
Company manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals and equipment to the metal finishing industry.
Atotech has more than 100 hybrid systems for applications such as painting over chrome for decorative trim and painting over zinc alloy plating for brake calipers.
These plugs provide a tight fit for the clear hole below the angled area, promoting secure protection from foreign debris.
PFAS-free technologies, such as Tristar trivalent decorative sulfate and chloride-based chrome processes, meet OEM automotive trim requirements.
Products include rectifiers, data loggers, and amp hour totalizers and controllers.
Lanco buys, sells and trades used and refurbished filter presses, rectifiers, plating lines, spin dryers, sludge dryers, clarifiers and more.
A chemist and quality manager are involved every step of the way, checking the parts through the process.
Company’s DCAuto HKD-G Series serves as power source for plating small capacities.
The Metal Finishing Association of California has completed the 10th year of the Bright Design Program with the Pasadena College of Design, this year conducting the final presentations online to allow for social distancing during the coronavirus crisis.
Product line includes array of custom pumps, including vertical seal-less immersible; horizontal-centrifugal direct drive; magnetic-driven centrifugal; and self-priming.
Birchwood Technologies makes Tru Temp mid-temperature black oxide, alkaline soak cleaners, rust preventives, Presto Black room-temperature blackeners for iron and steel.
Elsyca’s processes include electroplating, electropolishing, ecoating, electroforming and anodizing.