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Metal finishing features, July 2010

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Finishing System Efficiency Upgrades for a Capital-Constrained Market

Find out how cost-effective improvements in machinery and systems can help you achieve specific productivity goals in your plant.

This column examines how regulatory agencies are hurting our country’s manufacturing prospects.

Today, ultrasonic cleaning of parts is utilized in a dizzying array of applications. To that end, ultrasonic cleaning works best when paired with the appro

Wet scrubbers are used for the abatement of chemical emissions from process equipment. Many wet scrubbers in operation are achieving less-than-expected emi

While there are a number of ways to keep paint line components clean, the burn-off oven has become a standard in many facilities due to the ability to clea

With the advancements in science and electronics in recent years, metal finishers currently have many choices for the measurement of plating and coating th

In this article, I will suggest practical ways to reduce the operating costs and environmental impact of electroplating equipment without making a large ad

PCI executive director shares his thoughts on the upcoming NAI Coating show, as well as his outlook on the global powder coating industry.

Advanced Coating & Application Technologies promises to revolutionize the traditional coating process.

Understanding and planning for chemical resistance are difficult processes. This article explains the primary factors involved, including physical and chem

Specialty finisher banks on proven proprietary processes, plus a little bit of luck.

The following case study provides examples of how proven automotive paint finishing strategies can be applied to the design of an aerospace paint finishing

As decisions are made concerning the prudent and proper responses to government regulatory requirements of the surface finishing industry, analysis of the

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