ANODIZING

Mechanical Finishing

Process Technology Announces Promotion

Darcy Petrof promoted to project manager.

Electroplating

Cleaning, Pretreatment to Meet Medical Specs ISO 13485 or FDA 21 CFR820

Maximilian Kessler from SurTec explains new practices for industrial parts cleaning, metal pretreatment and decorative electroplating in the medical device industry.
#asktheexpert #medical #plating

Electroplating

Finishing Index Makes Progress Back Toward ‘50’

August Finishing Index is 48.2, indicating that overall business conditions contracted for a second month, but at a slower rate than previously recorded.
#economics #plating

Anodizing

It’s Not Always the Seal Tank

When testing anodized aluminum for quality, poor anodize conditions result in weakened coatings and AAMA 611 test failures.
#plating

Anodizing

A Conversation With Brad Durkin, Coventya

Brad Durkin is director of international product management for Coventya, and the chairperson of the SUR/FIN Technical Advisory Committee that puts together the conference sessions each summer.
#management #surfin #leadership

Electroplating

Fixing Excessive Brightener Consumption From Dull Work In Alkaline Non-Cyanide Zinc

Although great strides have been made over the last 30 years in the development of alkaline non-cyanide zinc processes, Asterion’s Graham Torr says not all “modern” systems are created equal.
#asktheexpert #plating

Anodizing

Finishing Fluids for 3D Printed Parts

Choosing the correct binder jetting finishing fluids plays a key role in the success of 3D-printed products.
#plating

Powder Coating

Products Finishing Top Shops Executive Summit Planned for 2020

Owners and managers of plating, liquid and powder coatings shops to converge at singular conference to share best practices in peer-to-peer setting.
#plating #marketing #topshops

Anodizing

Surface Finishing Mexico 2020 Set for March 25-26

The Mexican Association for Surface Finishing is hosting Surface Finishing Mexico March 25-26 in the Expo Center of Guadalajara.
#plating

Liquid Coating

Chemcoaters Hires Connor McMenamin as President

McMenamin previously worked at Tata Steel, where he held positions in sales, account management and country head in Mexico.
#plating #management #sales