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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

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.

Parts Cleaning

VaporTech Customizes CVD and PVD Coating Colors

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

Parts Cleaning

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.

VIDEO: Finishing News for Week of August 21

Read about a new PVD plant in Tennessee, the Texas Association of Metal Finishers, the CCAI Carolinas Chapter and more.

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.

Powder Coating

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.

Timing Vacuum Impregnation with Finishing Operations

This guide determines whether vacuum impregnation should be performed before or after finishing operations.

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.  

Electroplating

SFChina Exhibitor Registration Open

Exhibit zones include Electroplating and Finishing Technology, Environmental, Safety and Protection, and Coating Applications and Coating Products.

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

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.

Smaller Systems Designed for In-House PVD Coating

Vapor Technologies has introduced a line of smaller, lower-cost physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating machines designed to allow manufacturers to bring PVD operations in house and coat parts more cost-effectively.

Society of Vacuum Coaters Offering Scholarships

The scholarships are open to any student currently enrolled or entering an accredited academic program related to vacuum coating technology.

In-House PVD Coating System Saves Time, Costs

VaporTech’s VT-3000i coating system is designed to deposit materials using physical vapor deposition (PVD) or plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PE-CVD), as well as coat temperature-sensitive substrates using low-temperature arc vapor deposition technology (LTAVD).

Electroplating

Advances in Decorative PVD Chromium Coatings for Polymer Substrates

This article reviews a two-layer, selective coating process which incorporates a specially developed UV-cured paint base coating with a sub-micron thick PVD chromium top coating.  It illustrates the coating’s testing protocols of automotive manufacturers and the necessities of controlling the stresses within the coating matrix.

Liquid Coating

Innovative Applications of Electroplating and PVD for New Material Solutions - The 54th William Blum Lecture

The following is Dr. Per Møller’s William Blum Memorial Lecture at SUR/FIN 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio on June 4, 2018, with commentary by NASF Technical Editor James H. Lindsay.  It covers a variety of projects involved with surface finishing applications, including sustainable energy.  Due to Dr. Møller’s serious illness, he was unable to make the journey to SUR/FIN.  In his stead, his longtime professional colleague, Dr. Lars Pleth Nielsen, of the Danish Technological Institute (DTI), presented the lecture.