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Published: 10/18/2012

Finishing Touch
Tornos is not an everyday name in the surface finishing industry, but the company is well known as a machine tool builder, with some of the best machines in the world coming out of its European headquarters.

Published: 10/1/2012

EN-Boron Coatings Take Shine Off Hard Chrome
In the search for the “next best thing,” some platers are turning to an electroless nickel bath with boron, often with remarkable success and outstanding results. Thus, the reintroduction of NiB as a cost-effective Chrome replacement.

Published: 10/1/2012

U.S. EPA Tightens Chromium Air Standards for Coatings
NASF Highlights Weak Rationale to White House

Published: 8/1/2012

NASF REPORT: SUR/FIN 2012 Excels in Las Vegas
This year’s NASF conference in Las Vegas was said by many to be the “best SUR/FIN” they attended in some time.

Published: 7/1/2012

President’s 2013 Budget Proposes Enhanced Tax Incentives
Finishing shop owners will be able to take advantage of most, if not all, of these proposed enhanced tax incentives.

Published: 6/1/2012

Road Trip! ... to SUR/FIN Las Vegas!
As the NASF SUR/FIN show gets ready to open in a few weeks in Las Vegas, Products Finishing magazine decided to take a ‘Virtual Road Trip’ across the U.S. to surveys job shops and platers to get a 'State of Finishing' status. It ...

Published: 5/1/2012

Sand + Snow Makes Pretreatment Essential
Polaris' finishing department made sure its cleaning and pretreatment process was doing the job right before they electrocoated and powder coated popular off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and military vehicles. SEE THE VIDEO

Published: 5/1/2012

NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?
NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishi...

Published: 5/1/2012

Finding Lost Profits In Your Finishing Line
The finishing division of White Castle restaurants teamed with Profit Finders, a continuous improvement company specializing in data collection and analysis, to look at ways to increase process efficiencies.

Published: 5/1/2012

Cyklos Building a Better Finishing Machine
Tornos rolls out its turnkey surface finishing machine, Cyklos, a self-contained apparatus that enables machining shops to integrate wet electrochemical or chemical surface processing into their manufacturing line. SEE THE VIDEO