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Products Finishing's Top Stories of 2020

The most-read Products Finishing articles of 2020 cover manufacturing safety during COVID, powder coating expertise and lots more.

On the Line Podcast

PF’s On the Line podcast presents stories from the world of finishing in the voices of those who are in the trenches doing the work. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

A Focus on Heavy Castings

Winona Powder Coating invests in heavy-duty line and electrocoating to serve agricultural, industrial markets.
#automotive #construction

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Wireless Carrier Fleet Provides Modular Overhead Conveyance

Wireless, modular conveyor system provides flexibility and scalability for carrying parts through finishing processes.

Ecoat Enables Chest X-Ray System

A diverse customer base is key for small shops like Giering Metal Finishing, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says one of its largest growth areas has been with a customer manufacturing chest x-ray systems.
#masking

Finishing Hall of Fame

  • 2020 Finishing Hall of Fame Inductees

    Brad Andreae, the late Dr. George Dubpernell, Jim Jones, the late Daniel Leonhardt and Clifford Roy are selected for the 2020 Finishing Hall of Fame inductee class.

  • 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Abner Brenner, Dr. George E.F. Brewer, Daniel Brockman, Richard Crain, Pieter de Lange, Ronald Duncan, Dr. Erwin Gemmer, David Marsh and Blair Vandivier were picked by an independent panel of industry executives.
     

  • 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Jack Berg, Nathan Feldstein, George Hogaboom, Joseph Kushner, Harold Read and Charles Walker are honored.

LATEST Electrocoating VIDEOS

Applications Innovation Leads to Better Masking Solutions

When masking product failures are costing you money, it pays to work with an expert that can select or engineer the most efficient solution.
#masking

Wisconsin's Professional Plating Provides Triple Threat as 5-Time Top Shop

Professional Plating is a 5-Time Products Finishing Top Shop winner that provides plating, powder coating and electrocoating services.
#marketing

SpringCo in Action with Automotive Ecoat, Powder Coatings

SpringCo Metal Coating in Cleveland, Ohio, coats truck parts in a massive 11-acre, 250,000-square-foot facility.
#automotive

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Avoiding Tank Failure

Gary Kriesch leads the business unit at Tri-Mer Corp. that specializes in turnkey anodizing, electrocoating and other metal finishing systems. In this helpful article, he offers insights into the design, selection and maintenance of tanks that are the heart of those systems.

Gary Kriesch leads the business unit at Tri-Mer Corp. that specializes in turnkey anodizing, electrocoating and other metal finishing systems. Photo Credit: Tri-Mer Corp. Q. What advice do you have for selecting process tanks? It begins with design. The most critical joint in a welded tank — whether metal or polymer — is the weld between the bottom channel and the vertical. The entire design is based around ...READ MORE

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What Causes Increasing DC Rectifier Voltage for Ecoating?

Frederick Hess of UFS shares troubleshooting advice for electrocoating and why ecoat DC rectifier voltage requirements may keep increasing.
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Finding What Causes Defects in Ecoat Systems

The first step in solving defects in ecoat, says Axalta’s Joe Subda, is to determine if the defect is on all parts, one part, or a certain type of part or substrate.
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Powder Coat Systems with the Best Long-Term Performance

The best protection against corrosion and UV exposure, says Axalta’s Mike Withers, is electrocoat and a super durable powder coating.
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How to Measure Ecoat Throwpower in the Field

Axalta’s Dan Rose says the regular monitoring, recording and charting of throwpower can be a very valuable tool for ensuring quality.
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INNOVATIONS IN ELECTROCOATING TECHNOLOGY

Coventya's Molclear Lacquers Maintain Wet Film Strength

Coventya says its Molclear cataphoretic lacquers allow it to cure at low temperatures and have high enough wet-film strength for safe handling while wet.

Sherwin-Williams Debuts 21 Colors in Color Trend Forecast

Sherwin-Williams’ Second Annual Color Forecast includes 21 colors across three collections that it predicts will shape OEM and customer habits within three to five years.
#economics

Patent-pending masking plug features one-way vent

Custom Fabricating & Supplies unveils a new two-piece, vented masking plug designed to allow air to escape while simultaneously preventing leaks.
#masking #curing

DTX-12000 Power Supply from Process Technology

DTX-12000 Power Supply from Dynatronix is designed to provide best thermal efficiencies, lowest possible ripple and exact power deliveries at lowest amp inputs.

Elsyca Designs, Optimizes Electrochemical Processes

Elsyca’s processes include electroplating, electropolishing, ecoating, electroforming and anodizing.
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Advint's Advisory and Training Services Assist Electroplating Businesses

Advint's advisory service emphasizes science, mathematics, technology and management to help clients achieve their goals.
#surfin #management #workforcedevelopment