Compact Painting Robot Enables Innovative Paint Systems

WB Coatings has invested in the Dürr ready2spray robot to develop chrome-effect paint systems consisting of reproducible coating layers of 2 to 3 µm.

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

Assured Testing Services Provides Corrosion Exposure Testing

Company provides data across any phase of a product life cycle for a variety of industries.

CCAI Postpones Women in Finishing Forum

CCAI’s Women in Finishing Forum has been rescheduled for April 28-30, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Auto Body Paint Shop of the Future Aims to Improve Production Agility

Geico Taikisha will implement Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA applications as the manufacturing execution system of its Smart Paintshop aimed at improving production efficiency in auto body painting.

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Electric vs. Pneumatic Agitators: What Makes Sense?

Mike Elberson

Mike Elberson

President, Autoquip Inc.

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

Q: We are looking to improve process and save energy as we explore our options with electric versus pneumatic agitator technology. How do we determine what’s best for our processes? A: Agitators often account for more than 50% of the consumed air on a finishing system and include lower efficiency vane-type pneumatic motors, high-efficiency piston-type pneumatic and also electric solutions. When trying to determine the need for an ...READ MORE

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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.

Improving Transfer Efficiencies in Coating Operations

There are many methods for addressing electrostatic grounding in metal painting processes, and Tim Ulshafer from Mueller Electric says the best method for your process is a simple and worthwhile exercise.

Steps for Automating Your Paint Booth with Robots

Graco’s Bill Heuer explains the important considerations to think about before investing in a system with robots.

Designing Batch Ovens for Powder Coating Operations

Curing ovens are an important part of any finishing operation, and Col-Met’s John  Owed says understanding key elements will assist in selecting the right oven for your application.


LiloTree's Lilo-BL Increases Corrosion Protection

Corrosion inhibitor barrier layer is nanoengineered to help prevent corrosion on nickel, copper and silver surfaces.

Bright Dyes Creates Dyes for Anodizing, Metal Finishing

Company creates and manufactures dyes, sealants and additives for the anodizing and metal finishing industries.

Walmec’s 0.01-Micron SuperStar Filter

Walmec's 0.01-micron SuperStar filter removes vapors and contaminates for flow ranges of 50, 75 or 100 SCFM.

Waterborne Combo System for Filtration, Breathable Air From Martech Services

Martech Services offers Model 50-WB, a combo system that provides breathable air and dry, clean air for use in spraying waterborne or solvent-based paint.

Exair Introduces No Drip Spray Nozzle

Exair’s ½ NPT No Drip External Mix Air Atomizing Spray Nozzle design requires no additional airline to control the No Drip feature.

Titan Custom Designs Metal Finishing Equipment

Titan manufactures custom-designed shell and tube external heat exchangers for tanks with limited space.