Dürr Partnership Expands Market Access for EV Batteries

The Dürr Group and Osaka-based firm Techno Smart have partnered to increase EV battery production efficiency. The Dürr Group is also expanding its small-factor battery production tech business and contributing to EV production across multiple departments.


Accessa Founds Equipment Solutions Brand

Accessa has founded Accessa Equipment Solutions, a sibling brand to Accessa Coatings Solutions that should allow them to provide more products and support to their customers.


Valence Seattle Now Offers Full Suite of Anodizing Services

Valence Seattle’s recently completed expansion allows it to perform hard (type III) anodizing, meaning the site now can perform a full suite of anodizing services.


Understanding the Anodic Oxide Finish – The First Commercially Available Nanoscale Coating

Dr. Jude M. Runge is the 2020 recipient of the NASF William Blum Scientific Achievement Award.  The COVID-19 crisis and the cancellation of SUR/FIN 2020 have affected the timing of the formal award and her delivery of the William Blum Lecture.  To honor her properly now, it is timely to publish one of her earlier papers, showing the caliber of her work.  Here, she notes that nanomaterials, nanotechnology and nanoprocessing are the marketing buzzwords for the 21st century, stressing that, after all, conventional anodizing processes yield a nanoscale finish.  Armed with this knowledge, the ease, reliability and reproducibility of the anodic finish enable insights into new applications.
#nasf #surfin


AOTCO Metal Finishing Acquires Plating for Electronics

AOTCO Metal Finishing has acquired Plating for Electronics, allowing clients of either firm to now make use of the capabilities of both.


Vegas Anodizing Facility on the Rise

After losing her husband to cancer in 2019, Vegas Metal Finishing president Jessica Famiglietti carries his vision for a new anodizing business to bright beginnings. 


September Issue: On the Rise

Products Finishing’s September issue covers lean manufacturing during a pandemic, vapor degreasing, the story behind a new Vegas-based anodizing facility, and much more.
#plating #vacuum-vapor


Valence Surface Technologies Wins Multiple Space-Industry Approvals

The company will be offering special process services related to components that go into Earth’s orbit and beyond.


Top Shops Executive Summit: An Exchange of Finishing Industry Ideas and Best Practices

This year’s inaugural Top Shops Executive Summit offers an opportunity for shop owners, executives and managers in the finishing industry to gather for networking and ideation.
#plating #marketing


Tips for Optimizing or Expanding Your Anodizing Line

Jim Acquaviva, director of business development for Technic Equipment, offers advice for assessing areas of process improvement for anodizing operations, outlining helpful steps for an end-user self-assessment.