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Metal finishing features, July 2011

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Powder Coating With Robots and Dense Phase Technology

A critical blend of advanced technologies.

Designing an Automotive Paint Shop for Optimal Flexibility and Efficiency

This article examines the pros and cons of two different auto body paint scenarios.

Portable, high-speed process reduces repair costs and downtime.

Reviewing the fundamentals of palladium-nickel, platinum and rhodium plating.

Utilizing the right type of process analytical equipment in your plating operations can maximize finish quality, parts coverage, and overall efficiency.

Metal Finishing's adhesion and bonding expert discusses how blistering can be reduced or even eliminated by the proper selection of coating materials and s

Understanding the goals and requirements and using well-defined, effective cleaning processes goes a long way to increasing the value of your product to cu

Article examines the interactions between mixed metal oxide anodes and various plating baths.

John Durkee, Metal Finishing's "Cleaning Times" columnist, reviews three essential works on cleaning.

Metal Finishing's quality control guru, Leslie Flott, discusses how root cause analysis can be utilized as an effective procedural tool.

Greg Terrell, national sales manager, Coventya, Inc., provides insights on helping reps maximize their true value proposition.

Monitoring metrics in the pursuit of continuous improvement is the key to success for Tucker, Ga.-based finishing operation.

Ed Petrie, Metal Finishing's "Adhesion & Bonding" columnist, explores new solvents that have been developed for a multitude of uses.

Powerful aqueous-based formula works wonders for Youngstown, Ohio-based architectural panel and aluminum extrusion finishing operation.

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