Upcoming NASF Course Sharpens Chromium Plating Skills

NASF is hosting a web-based course on chromium plating skills the first four Tuesdays and Wednesdays in November for operators, supervisors and sales personnel. Registration ends October 20th.

Manufacturing, Management and Racial Inequality

How can finishers take action about (not just discuss) racial inequality? Matthew Kirchner describes his ways of giving back to the community and promoting equality in manufacturing.

Mechanical Finishing

Phillips Federal Adds Bel Air Finishing Technology

Bel Air Finishing's post processing technologies will support Phillips' Public Private Partnership, providing training for finishing for 3D printing.


CCAI Offers English, Spanish Training Manuals

FABTECH 2020: Comprehensive manuals cover system design, pretreatment, powder coating, liquid coatings and equipment.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Finishing Industry Leaders

As a generation of experienced coaters and finishers look toward retirement, new leaders are beginning to emerge. Training, education, support and encouragement for new talent is crucial for the future of manufacturing.

Techsolutions R.J. Provides Waste Management Solutions

The company provides customized training in electroplating, wastewater treatment and management, pure water production, process improvement, troubleshooting and root cause analysis.


Advint's Advisory and Training Services Assist Electroplating Businesses

Advint's advisory service emphasizes science, mathematics, technology and management to help clients achieve their goals.

Liquid Coating

Col-Met Offers Finishing Training Academy

Col-Met’s webinar-based training program provides training to expand finishing product knowledge and best practices for sales and service technicians.

The World Created the Tech Ed Teacher

Inspiring young people toward careers in advanced manufacturing.

How a Generation Lost So Many Employability Skills

Before the next generation of advanced manufacturing talent comes of age, perhaps parents need to ask themselves whether overparenting is part of the employability skills problem.

Powder Coating

CCAI Establishes Education Foundation

It's a non-profit charitable organization established to support education and training in the industrial finishing and coatings arena.

Powder Coating

CCAI Training Manuals Available in Spanish

Translations of all five existing manuals are in progress and expected to be complete the first half of 2020.

Liquid Coating

Powder Coater Hosts U.S. Senator for Workforce Discussion

JOBS Act is bipartisan legislation that makes high-quality and rigorous short-term job training programs more affordable by expanding access to Pell Grants for low-income students.

Parts Cleaning

EcoClean's EcoCcore Now Manufactured in U.S.

Location gives customers in North America more immediate access to knowledge, skills and resources for training, parts and service. 

Liquid Coating

SimSpray Offers Immersive Virtual Reality Painting Training

Instant feedback and performance analytics support training efficiency.

Liquid Coating

Owens College, Carlisle Hold November Spray Finishing Training

Attendees should be involved with industrial, contractor, or maintenance spray finishing applications, or spray equipment sales and distribution.

Inside the July Issue of Products Finishing

The Class of 2019 for the Products Finishing 40-Under-40 leadership group has a vast array of experiences and training, but one thing appears to remains constant through all of those selected: the pursuit of excellence in surface finishing.

Liquid Coating

Owens College, Carlisle Hold Spray Finishing Training

Attendees should be involved with industrial, contractor, or maintenance spray finishing applications, or spray equipment sales and distribution.

Powder Coating

Nordson Expands Training Offering with Spanish Language Powder Coating Workshop

The two-day course provided introduction on powder-coating materials, applications, troubleshooting and maintenance.

Powder Coating

Asterion Employees Receive First Aid, CPR, AED Training

Training included both hands-on coaching and classroom teaching conducted by an American Heart Association certified instructor.

Powder Coating

Gema, Dubois and Vogel Industrial Coatings Hold Powder Coating Workshops

The first is training is May 1-2 in Las Vegas, and the second is September 10-11 in the Dallas area.

Powder Coating

High School Training Program Adds Powder Coating

According to the Kokomo Tribune, the new equipment includes a plasma table that cuts to precision as well as the recent addition of a powder coater.

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

A Day to Celebrate the Finishing Workplace

Workforce Development, National Surface Finishing Day is a Way to Celebrate our Industry