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Published: 3/2/2011

Getting a Good Finish Begins with a Great Start
Virtually all metal parts and many plastic parts have some sort of finish applied to them. These finishes are applied to improve appearance, increase corrosion resistance and enhance wear resistance.

Published: 3/2/2011

A Shop for All Reasons
When Dennis Doane started his new metal fabricating endeavor in 2003, he selected the name A-1 Fabricators and Finishers for his Cincinnati-area company. It also helped years later, now that he has added a powder coating line to his repertoire.

Published: 3/1/2011

Benefits of Painting
Coatings can be applied in a variety of ways, from e-coating to a brush. With all these options, why use traditional paint?

Published: 3/1/2011

Be All You Can Be
For fabricators, the finishing line is just the beginning of a new era in today's market. The days of simply cutting, bending and welding metal components into assemblies and delivering them to a customer in two to three weeks just don't exist anymo...

Published: 2/1/2011

Schools of Thought: More colleges offering programs in coatings
Employers such as 3M, Valspar, Bobcat, DuPont and Caterpillar routinely drop into classrooms at NDSU, scoping out a new hire to develop the next top coating compound or new corrosion-resistant material.

Published: 2/1/2011

Better filtration, less money
Keller set out to develop a sustainable process which incorporates a dry separation system for wet paint overspray. The result is a system they say reduces overall costs up to 85% by using a regenerative filtration system that eliminates disposable ...

Published: 12/23/2010

Seeing Inside Nooks and Crannies for Auto Corrosion Protection
Fischer Technologies (Windsor, CT), a manufacturer of coating thickness, material testing and material analysis instrumentation, has introduced a new, non-destructive flexible probe which they say can get inside normally inaccessible cavities to get...

Published: 12/1/2010

Better Peening Shouldn’t Be a Shot in the Dark
Almost any pilot will tell you that when it comes to airplane parts like wings or engine blades, failure is unacceptable. That’s why more aerospace companies have sought to reduce the possibility of metal fatigue in such critical parts, and why some...

Published: 8/1/2010

Volkswagen: Red, White, Blue … and Green inspires new $120M plant
Volkswagen: Red, White, Blue … and Green inspires new $120M plant

Published: 7/1/2010

ACTIVE DUTY: CARC lines are growing
Oshkosh Corporation in Wisconsin was approved by the U.S. Army earlier this year to build about 23,000 military trucks and trailers under the five-year contract starting in 2011.