Products Finishing

OCT 2013

Products Finishing magazine is the No. 1 industrial finishing publication in the world. We keep our readers informed about the latest news and trends in plating, painting, powder coating, anodizing, electrocoating, parts cleaning, and pretreatment.

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PRODUCTS FINISHING CONTENTS emPHASIS MILITARY volume 78 / no. 1 / oCToBeR 2013 16 Air Force Enlists New Plating Shop for Duty The new Advanced Metal Finishing facility—a $67 million behemoth of plating technology and safety —was unveiled in March with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public tours, but it won't be fully operational until the end of this year. 22 Wheels of Fortune Once a supplier to international companies, a Florida manufacturer now makes and coats its own aftermarket wheels. 28 16 MAXimizing Coating Opportunities 58 At employees' urging, Max Coating opens second plant. 68 Parts Cleaning Features - Achieving precision surface finishes with slurry blasting. - VDA 19 and Its Impact on European manufacturing and cleaning. CLINICS ASK THE EXPERTS 22 COLUMNS 86 Parts Cleaning 6 88 Painting / 8 90 Plating 12 92 Powder Coating / Rodger Talbert Applying metallic powder; rust prevention. 98 94 Mass Finishing / Pat Wenino High energy mass finishing; pre-plate finishing. 100 Financial Finishing 96 Legal & Policy / Beth Gotthelf SBA mentor-protégé program. 112 End of the Line / Dave Peterson Parts handling optimization; passivation concentration Carl Izzo Masking; color matching; flexible paint. / Art Kushner Blisters and stains; gold plating; hard chrome The Finishing Touch Good news is everywhere, if you know where to look. News California raises hex chromium standard 500%. NASF Report NASF in discussions with state regulators. Never Finished Bridging the sales-operations divide. The R&D tax credit: a worthy investment. A conversation with Rand Baldwin, AAC. 36 SPECIAL COVERAGE: Fabtech Attracts 35,000+ to Chicago 44 On Display Your sneak preview of more than 54 products that will be on display at Fabtech. 2 OCTOBER 2013 — CCAI's Finishing Pavilion and Conference at Fabtech breaks records and offers outstanding educational presentations.

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