For automated finishing, are air spray guns or rotary bell atomizers better? Mark Dion from Dürr Systems explains the pros and cons of both for robotic painting.
Dürr’s EcoProBooth has a modular box design, combines interior and exterior painting in one box and is designed for flexibility.
Wireless, modular conveyor system provides flexibility and scalability for carrying parts through finishing processes.
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The Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is on its way to the red planet. What kind of surface finish will protect the rover as it does its job? This video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows how NASA technicians paint the rover for withstanding the harsh environment of Mars.
New leadership brought changes to AXL, which have propelled them into becoming one of the premier facilities in the U.S.
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John Owed of Carlisle Fluid Technology suggests fluid metering equipment to reduce solvent and coating waste for multiple-component coatings.
Q: We are spraying two-component primers and topcoats onto wood cabinet doors. Despite our best efforts to properly estimate the amount needed, we end up scrapping 3-5 gallons of coating each day. In addition to the wasted paint, we also use a high volume of solvent to clean our tanks and guns. How can we reduce the amount of waste in our process? A. The situation ...READ MORE
Choosing the correct atomizing spray nozzle for your needs can be difficult. Thankfully, the engineers from EXAIR Corporation have designed a simple guide for choosing the nozzle you’ll need.
Tighter controls of paint flow and pressure may help finishers improve efficiency and profits.
When investing in a paint booth, choosing the ideal airflow style for your business’ needs is perhaps the most important decision. Royce Day of Global Finishing Solutions explains the pros and cons of the four primary paint booth airflow styles.
Guidelines for determining the appropriate personal protective equipment for a painting operation.
BASF coatings development expert Tim December explains how paint atomization works for both pneumatic spray applicators and high-speed rotary bell applicators.
Custom Fabricating and Supplies offers several tips to manufacturers having trouble with plug loss and leakage during coating.
INNOVATIONS IN LIQUID COATING TECHNOLOGY
HMG Paints has launched its next-generation colorants, which it says offer improved color quality, performance and environmental sustainability.
Martech Services Company says its The Solution compressed air system for spray paint is user-friendly and compatible with existing compressed air sources.
Hauschild Engineering’s flagship Hauschild Speedmixer uses a dual-centrifuge design to swiftly produce bubble-free adhesive and sealant compounds.
Datacolor is launching its handheld, price-conscious ColorReader Spectro color-matching instrument.
Dürr is expanding the availability of its EcoPaintJet overspray-free applicator, which the company says will handle high edge definition while reducing paint use by up to 25 percent.
Hubbard-Hall’s Metal Guard 560 provides a thin-film rust preventative excellent for situations in which dimensional change is unacceptable.