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Metal finishing features, January 2010

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Reducing Operational Costs, Environmental Impact Via Rigorous Plating/Finishing Analysis

This article presents the methodology used by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology to determine the basel

Preventing Leaks, Improving Looks, Increasing Profits

Read how the Surface Matrix Sealing System (TM) from IMPCO can lower parts rejection rates via a technique known as "filling porosity."

Read how West Babylon, N.Y.-based Ripak, a metal finishing company, utilized information systems technology to improve customer relations.

Reducing energy usage and emissions via a regenerative, dry-filtration method that separates wet paint overspray from spray booth process air.

The article discusses the range of filters available and the effect that different conditions and circumstances have on filter performance.

Transition metal conversion coatings are here to stay. Those who approach it correctly and do the necessary testing to verify the results will be best serv

An integrated manufacturing facility, utilizing scrubbers to neutralize and exhaust alkaline and acidic fumes from metal pretreatment, phosphating, and ele

Still straddling the fence on the new phosphate pretreatment replacements on the market today? Well, now may be the time to take the leap, and it’s a short

New power sources require specialty adhesives and sealants to enable them to function reliably and efficiently.

Pipe Coating firm adapts electrical enclosure coolers to solve host of space, heat, and operational issues.

3D-MID are designed to maximize space use where components are placed at different heights and in different declinations.

This column expands upon my observation to that effect, which I described in my previous column (Metal Finishing, Volume 108, Issue 2, Feb. 2010). My basis

Thoughts on the largely German—but increasingly European—trade fair, Parts-2-Clean, held in Stuttgart from Oct. 19–22, 2009.

More than 11,000 visitors converged on the Shanghai New International Expo Centre Nov. 18–20 to attend SFCHINA ’09, billed as China’s foremost exposition a

As the aerospace industry demands more from the materials it uses, the finishing of the surface becomes a greater part of the final product.

An investigation was performed to determine the cause of coating failures on several large hinged steel boxes. These boxes were constructed of sheet steel

A new coating technology developed and commercialized 10 years ago in Japan and just recently introduced to the U.S. offers revolutionary new properties. T

Cold spray is one of the many names for describing a solid-state coating process that uses a high-speed gas jet to accelerate powder particles toward a sub

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