The most-read Products Finishing articles of 2020 cover manufacturing safety during COVID, powder coating expertise and lots more.
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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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Mike Bonner of Saint Clair Systems discusses how to avoid paint defects caused by condensation resulting from compressed air used for atomizers.
Photo Credit: Saint Clair Systems Q: How can I avoid defects caused by water condensation? Industrial coaters face plenty of common defects like orange peel and run and sag. Another common phenomenon involves water dripping from fixtures, paint heads, etc. and getting into the process – commonly referred to in the industry as “spitters.” The Saint Clair Systems Paint Defects Troubleshooting Guide defines “spitters” as: “…the result of ...READ MORE
John Owed of Carlisle Fluid Technology suggests fluid metering equipment to reduce solvent and coating waste for multiple-component coatings.
Custom Fabricating and Supplies offers several tips to manufacturers having trouble with plug loss and leakage during coating.
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.
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.
Tighter controls of paint flow and pressure may help finishers improve efficiency and profits.
INNOVATIONS IN LIQUID COATING TECHNOLOGY
PPG debuts PPG HI-TEMP 1027HD coating for corrosion-under-insulation applications in North America.
Carlisle’s IntelliSpray System offers true ratio control, reducing the risk of spraying off ratio jobs.
Carlisle’s new i-Flow GP shot meter dispensing system provides a versatile solution for applying single-component sealants and adhesives.
The new Azur Airless protective coatings pump range from Sames Kremlin improves atomization, ensures performance in extreme conditions and minimizes maintenance downtime.
Dürr says its new three-component EcoDose 3K paint mixer requires little-to-no maintenance on its valves or measurement systems.