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Automotive Finishing

Ultrasonic Parts Cleaning System – Product Review – Omega

Ultrasonic Parts Cleaning System – Product Review – Omega – Brief Article Omega[R] line of ultrasonic parts cleaning systems are designed specifically for small- to medium-size machine shops, parts manufacturers and metal finishers. The systems use non-toxic soaps and ultrasound to automatically degrease, clean and prefinish parts and components. The systems feature sludge-resistant mounting of […]

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Automotive Finishing

Multi-Color Profits – Flex Products Inc. develops auto paint which changes color

Multi-Color Profits – Flex Products Inc. develops auto paint which changes color – Statistical Data Included William Groak Paint manufacturers are using high-tech color-shift paints to capitalize on the growing personalization trend in the $21.2 billion specialty equipment aftermarket… Paint manufacturers have been preaching it for years. Auto-makers understand it and use it. Now the […]

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Automotive Finishing

Presaturated Wipers – Brief Article

Presaturated Wipers – Brief Article With the Prosat[R] system of presaturated wipers, each wiper can be saturated with the specified amount of solvent, ensuring that there is a minimum of waste. The wipers can be used for pre-prime, pre-powder and precolor solvent applications. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gardner Publications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group

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Automotive Finishing

Keyless Coating Thickness Gage – from QuaNix – Brief Article

Keyless Coating Thickness Gage – from QuaNix – Brief Article – Product Announcement The QuaNix Keyless gage measures coating thickness over all metals. It is a fully automatic gage with a wireless probe. There are no keys, buttons, menus, cables or connectors. This gage offers automatic zeroing, optimum handling and user friendly operation. COPYRIGHT 2000 […]

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Automotive Finishing

Conveyor Problems – Brief Article

Conveyor Problems – Brief Article The system provides an accurate record of conveyor tensions over an extended period of time. It evaluates new conveyor installations and modifications under a variety of load conditions. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gardner Publications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group

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Automotive Finishing

Precision Oven Temperature Measurement – PPG Industries Inc

Precision Oven Temperature Measurement – PPG Industries Inc – Brief Article Steven R. Kline Jr. Matching the optimal time and temperature in an oven is critical to achieving a good cure of any coating. The use of a data logger and its associated software has helped one coating manufacturer demonstrate product workability and determine curing […]

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Automotive Finishing

Microwave-Powered UV Curing System

Microwave-Powered UV Curing System – Product Review The CoolWave[TM] microwave-powered UV curing system is said to reduce heat-generating infrared energy and increase focus accuracy. The system features a dichroic-coated borosilicate reflector that prevents heat-generating infrared light waves from reflecting back to the substrate, resulting in a more controlled and cooler operation. The glass reflector provides […]

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Automotive Finishing

First Global Standard for Industrial Coatings – Iso 12944

First Global Standard for Industrial Coatings – Iso 12944 – Brief Article According to International Protective Coatings, engineers and specifiers should be more widely aware of the first ever global coatings standard-ISO 12944. ISO 12944 is designed to replace a multitude of individual national standards such as BS5493, DIN55928, from which it has derived some […]

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Automotive Finishing

Fort Wayne Adds Electropolishing Operation – Fort Wayne Anodizing

Fort Wayne Adds Electropolishing Operation – Fort Wayne Anodizing – Brief Article Fort Wayne Anodizing, Fort Wayne, IN, has added a production line for electropolishing. The operation will enable the company to offer a highluster finish on parts manufactured by stamping, machining or extrusion. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gardner Publications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group

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Automotive Finishing

Coating Thickness Tester

Coating Thickness Tester – Brief Article PosiTector[R] 100 gage measures coating thickness on various substrates, such as plastic, glass and fiberglass. It measures individual layers as well as total thickness of a multi-layer coating. The gage’s large display graphically and numerically indicates up to five coating layers simultaneously. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gardner Publications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2001 […]