Racking & Masking

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Corrosion is a fleet-eating problem on commercial trucks that costs the industry $4 billion annually. When the American Trucking Association called for improved corrosion protection in 2005, Accuride accepted the challenge and responded with the trucking industry's first powder coated steel wheel to come with a corrosion warranty.

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If you are attending the Powder Coating 2016 Conference and Tabletop Exhibit in Atlanta this spring, here is a roundup of products/service you will get to see. If you can’t attend this year’s event, here’s a sampling of what you’ll miss. Don’t miss other PCI events—check out www.powdercoating.org and click on the Events tab for happenings all year long!

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When a mobile blasting company saw so much of its product having to be outsourced to be finished, the owners decided to expand the operation, enter the powder coating finishing industry, and become a custom coater itself.</

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Before a part can be powder coated, it has to be properly prepared. Proper pretreatment is crucial for coating adhesion, and proper masking ensures that the finish is applied exactly where needed. This Bonus Profile section features advertising companies that can help you find the pretreatment and masking solutions to help you coat the job right. Be sure to let them know you found them in Powder Coated Tough!

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The goal in every production process is to keep it simple. To do this there is a need to break the process down to simple steps. Steps that are easily documented can be consistently repeated and are easy to teach.

When it comes to masking, however, the reality is far from that. “We aren’t sure how to mask them as Joe normally does those,” “I’m not sure how we did that batch last time,” “Didn’t we…?”

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When it comes to metal fabrication, L&W Engineering in Middlebury, Ind., is said to be one of the best in the business. With humble beginnings in 1975, L&W has experienced significant growth in the past 40 years, now building quality parts for a multitude of unique customers and earning annual sales in the $40 million range. The company is able to assist customers in every stage of the process—from research and development (R&D) to packaging and delivery.

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The success of any association depends on its members’ involvement. A great place to start in getting involved with The Powder Coating Institute is to serve on a committee. It is the perfect place to have your voice heard within the industry. Where do you fit? Where can you make an impact? PCI’s committees met at our annual meeting in September. Take a look at the summaries below to see where you might fit best. Then, call us at 800-988-COAT to get started. We need you. And when our members benefit, the entire industry benefits!

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This Mentor, Ohio-based custom coater originally was founded to finish its parent company’s products. The job shop now runs two complete finishing lines to keep up with their customer demand as a custom powder coater.

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Some things just go together. Abbott and Costello, peanut butter and chocolate. In the finishing industry, the same can be said about zinc plating and powder coating.

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To offer its customers the most complete range of integrated metal working processes, this New York-based custom sheet metal fabricator either brought...

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