Mechanical Finishing

40 Under 40: Dean Bell, Precision Finishing

Products Finishing is celebrating this year's inductees into its 40 Under 40 awards program for emerging coating and finishing industry leaders. In this video PF editor-in-chief Scott Francis interviews Dean Bell, operations manager for Precision Finishing, a third generation family-owned company offering solutions to the metal working industry for vibratory deburring, blast cleaning and aqueous washing.

Liquid Coating

Painting the Mars 2020 Rover

The Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is on its way to the red planet. What kind of surface finish will protect the rover as it does its job? This video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows how NASA technicians paint the rover for withstanding the harsh environment of Mars.

40 Under 40: Class of 2020

Products Finishing’s 40 Under 40 award program recognizes young professionals in the finishing industry.

July Issue: 40 Under 40 Finishing Industry Leadership Awards

Products Finishing’s July issue covers our 40 Under 40 leadership awards, the role of copper anode sludge formation, finishing industry supply chain insights, advice for replacing old rectifiers, and much more.

UC Researchers Create Color-Changing, Touch-Sensitive Nanomaterial Film

Scientists at the University of California have created a color-changing, touch-sensitive film made of gold nanoparticles that can be coated onto surfaces to create a color-changing skin.

June Issue: Liquid and Powder Coating Benchmarking

Products Finishing’s June issue covers the top ranking shops in our Top Shops benchmarking survey for liquid and powder coating.


2020 Bright Design Challenge Concludes Virtually

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.

Manufacturers Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The manufacturing industry has been crucial to responding to COVID-19. Read about the efforts of Therma-Tron-X, Nordson and HMG Paints and hear from GBM President Rick Kline. 

May Issue: How the Finishing Industry Comes Together

The May issue of Products Finishing is now available. Below you’ll find a few highlights from the issue as well as additional featured articles and other online content.

Business As Usual? Coronavirus and Manufacturing Industry Recovery

As we recover from the coronavirus epidemic, how many companies will use lessons learned during this time to reevaluate the way they do business?