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.
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40 Under 40

Products Finishing is recognizing the industry’s top young talent through an annual 40 Under 40 program.

Painting the Mars 2020 Rover

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.

Impingement Lubricant Coating Process Enables Mars 2020 Mission

Curtiss-Wright’s Microseal impingement lubricant coating process has been utilized on numerous components on NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission.

Choosing the Right Paint Booth

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.

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New leadership brought changes to AXL, which have propelled them into becoming one of the premier facilities in the U.S.

Watch the Video and See How to Take Part in National Surface Finishing Day

Watch Products Finishing contributor Tim Pennington show you how your shop can utilize National Surface Finishing Day on March 6 to help promote your facility and the surface finishing industry.

Energy Coatings Withstand Time, Corrosion

The Z-Pex multi-layer system battles harsh oil and gas chemicals.


Pressure and Flow Control in Spray Guns and Rotary Atomizers

Tighter controls of paint flow and pressure may help finishers improve efficiency and profits. 

Q. How do you control the flow to a spray gun or a rotary atomizer? Does flow control the pressure or vice versa? A. Without using math and getting into specifics, it may be easier to address the second part of the question first. Flow is the volume dispensed to an end point, such as a gun or a bucket, and how long it takes for ...READ MORE

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Selecting PPE for Your Paint Shop

Guidelines for determining the appropriate personal protective equipment for a painting operation.

Understanding Paint Atomization

BASF coatings development expert Tim December explains how paint atomization works for both pneumatic spray applicators and high-speed rotary bell applicators.

Electric vs. Pneumatic Agitators: What Makes Sense?

When determining the need for an agitator, says Mike Elberson from Autoquip, you must look at budget versus long-term energy conservation.
#asktheexpert #energy

Using Alternatives in Pretreatment Baths for Degreasing

Effective cleaning at low, even ambient temperatures, is possible, says Atotech’s Brandon Lloyd, and creates a safer work environment and reduces energy demands.
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Why Temperatures Change Between Liquid Circulation System and Point of Application

Mike Bonner with Saint Clair Systems says a specialized control system is required to eliminate temperature changes between a liquid circulation system and point of application.

Designing Spray Booths by Applying the Right Airflow Design

Spray booth solutions are varied, Spray Systems’ Bob Hauck says, so use key performance objectives to arrive at the best airflow option for you.


Cromwell's Safecote CLV Guards Against Bolt Hole Corrosion

Daubert Cromwell’s new Safecote CLV provides a fast-acting, no-hassle anti-corrosion coating with exceptional durability.

ABB PixelPaint Optimizes Automotive Painting Efficiency

ABB Robotics’ PixelPaint cuts custom automotive painting job times in half and eliminates overspray.

EPi Develops Inexpensive Corrosion-Resistant Oil

EPi’s new E-Tec 509 water displacement oil offers long-lasting corrosion resistance.

GFS' PIG Mat Streamlines Paint Booth Maintenance

GFS’ new PIG Grippy Mat protects streamlines paint booth floor care and facilitates higher-quality work.

Three Diaphragm Pumps for Medium Paint Circulating Systems

Sames Kremlin diaphragm pumps feature compact design, quick flushing and resistant materials.

Venjakob/Nutro Customizes Surface Finishing Solutions

FABTECH 2020: Venjakob/Nutro specializes in automated finishing systems, including paint lines, robotic paint finishing, part conveyance and curing.