Northeastern Ohio industrial hinge manufacturer Midlake Products & Mfg. Co. recently added a powder coating line to its operation after years of contemplation. One deciding factor was a phosphate-free, non-reactive cleaning process.
ASK THE PRETREATMENTS EXPERT
Angelo Magrone of Bales Metal Surface Solutions suggests adding an agitation and filtration system to keep plating pretreatment tanks cleaner, longer.
Q: What can I do to ensure a longer, cleaner bath life for plating pretreatment? Just like our dinner dishes, letting parts soak is a perfectly adequate way of cleaning them before plating. However, what if we can clean them faster, without interrupting the manufactures’ parameters? I think we can all agree on how important pretreatment is to plating. So why do we tolerate letting cleaning ...READ MORE
The finishing of parts made from various copper and aluminum alloys traditionally require many distinct and separate process steps, and Hubbard-Hall’s Mike Valenti explains how both come with their own unique needs .
INNOVATIONS IN PRETREATMENTS TECHNOLOGY
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