VIDEO: Finishing News for Week of August 28

Editor Tim Pennington reports on news from the finishing world this week, including how a beer barrel maker improves product quality with nitric acid-free pickling process.


AGM Acquires Advanced Hard Coatings Company Duralar

Duralar owns Emperion system for high-throughput deposition of ultrahard coatings on metal parts.


Webinar Looks at Trivalent Chromium Process Capability Study for OEMs

Mark Schario, executive vice president for Columbia Chemical, will present information on evaluating test matrix variables and performance results of exterior corrosion testing between trivalent and hexavalent.
#education #plating


Cleaning Technologies Group Partners with Sonnhalter

Marketing firm to promote CTG's visibility in the surface finishing industry.
#marketing #plating


SUR/FIN Seeks Presenters for 2020 Conference in Atlanta

Presentations to be considered for the 2020 conference to be held June 15-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
#surfin #plating


Learn Essentials of Surface Texture, Tribology at Michigan Short Course

Two-day  course on related  to surface roughness, wear, finish and friction October 30-31 in Livonia, Michigan.


Master Finish Celebrates 60 Years

Founded in 1959 by John Mulder, Master Finish began its work tumble finishing parts and added plating operations in the 1960s.

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Finishing Solutions at FABTECH 2019

CCAI Finishing Pavilion and Education Program advance finishing operations.
#education #masking #measurement-testing


Troubleshooting Chromium Conversion Coatings on Aluminum

This paper provides processors with an extensive troubleshooting tool when conversion coating failures are encountered.
#surfin #research #plating


Will Airline Emissions Cuts Create Opportunities for Plated Components?

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science says that the aerospace sector is under huge pressure to make changes to be more environmentally friendly and that could help the plating industry.
#aerospace #plating