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Cefla Promotes Samuel Mask to Permanent Role

Cefla North America has hired Samuel Mask as a lab application technician, promoting him from the intern position he began in October 2019.

Powder Coating

Cefla Finishing Adds National Service Manager Role

Cefla has created a new national service technician position, hiring industry veteran Sauro Tugnoli to fill it.

Mass-Vac Vacuum Pump Inlet Traps Block Deposition Byproducts

Mass-Vac is offering a range of customizable vacuum pump inlet traps for select vacuum-vapor deposition processes in research, semiconductor fabrication and industrial coating facilities.

Powder Coating

Vapor Technologies Offers Hybrid PVD Coater

FABTECH 2020: Vapor Technologies offers hybrid PVD coaters which can be used for cathodic arc, sputtering or both.

Parts Cleaning

Vapor Degreasing: A Fresh Look at an Old Process

Solvent-based cleaning using a vapor degreaser is seeing a resurgence as an alternative cleaning method due to the development of environmentally safe cleaning fluids.

Parts Cleaning

The Right Solvent Creates the Cleanest Parts

Cox Manufacturing Co. has worked with Kyzen Corp. since it implemented its vacuum vapor degreaser to find just the right chemical solvent to clean its customers’ parts to their specifications and beyond.

Hauzer Launches Flexible PVD Coating Machine

Flexicoat 1250, the new PVD coating machine from Hauzer, has an increased loading capacity, seven cathode positions and eight plate positions.

Electroplating

Advanced Finishing Technologies Pilots Closed-Loop Vacuum Evaporation System

Custom-designed chrome reclamation system minimizes water and chemical consumption, and waste effluent.

Recyclable VCI Moisture-Barrier Paper Surpasses Biobased Content Requirements

Cortec’s EcoShield VpCI-144 moisture barrier VCI (vapor corrosion inhibitor) paper contains 69% USDA certified biobased content.

Electroplating

A Lustrous Example of Expanding a Plating Operation

Ohio’s Lustrous Metal Coatings Pins Growth on Acquiring Other Manufacturing Operations

Electroplating

Hybrid Coatings on Centrifugal Fans in Steel Plants

A centrifugal fan in a steel plant is often exposed to abrasive dust, which results in material loss and a shortage of running time for the fan.

Sweden's Impact Coatings Developing Hyundai Fuel Cell Coatings

Development agreement of coating technology for metal bipolar plates, a key component of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

Idvac's Polymer Nanolayer Protects Metallized Copper

Vaccum-deposited nanolayer is designed for variety of uses in security, decorative, packaging, agriculture and solar markets.

Liquid Coating

VaporTech Customizes CVD and PVD Coating Colors

PVD and DLC coating machines are simple to integrate into manufacturing processes. 

Powder Coating

PrestiVac Offers Explosion-Proof Vacuums

Vacuums are specifically designed to safely vacuum explosive, flammable, combustible dusts. 

Eurovac Engineers Dust/Fume Extractions

Products include portable/central vacuum systems, dust collectors, wet collectors, downdraft tables, fume arms and portable extractors.

Electroplating

Industrial Cleaning Furnaces Remove Pollutants

Controlled pyrolysis process converts organic-based materials into a carbon-based smoke which passes through a 1,500ºF afterburner exiting the exhaust stack as odorless water vapor and carbon dioxide.

Voestalpine Eifeler Coatings Opens PVD Facility in Tennessee

This opening follows the company’s opening of their coatings facility in Walnut, California, in June. The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Parts Cleaning

Choosing the Right Vapor Degreasing Method

Venesia Hurtubise with MicroCare says experience and expertise are helpful in optimizing and developing cleaning cycles that will best suit a specific job.

Electroplating

When to Perform Vacuum Impregnation on Parts

Andy Marin from Godfrey and Wing says the general rule is that vacuum impregnation should be done before any surface finishes.

Parts Cleaning

Vapor Degreasing Process Uses TCE Replacement to Eliminate Hazardous Waste

A solid relationship with a solvent manufacturer has aided Electro-Spec Inc. with the implementation of a trichloroethylene replacement material in its vacuum degreasing unit to clean a customer’s micromachined parts more efficiently.  

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.

Powder Coating

Winona Coatings Rolls Along With PVD, Powder Coatings

The physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating provides the reliability of a painted wheel but the look of chrome and saves 1-2 pounds of weight on each wheel.

Liquid Coating

Grieve Oven for Composite Parts in Vacuum Bags

Workspace dimensions are 42-inches wide by 40-inches deep by 50-inches high with a 4200 CFM, 3-horsepower recirculating blower provides universal airflow to the workload.

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