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Powder coating technologies are among the leading modern finishing techniques, offering durability, corrosion resistance, and aesthetic appeal to coated products. Central to the success of any powder coating process is a rigorous quality control regimen,

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When applied correctly, powder coating is a versatile and durable finish that offers many benefits such as its ability to withstand abrasion, scratches, and marring. This article will review common tools and test standards that can help ensure tight quality controls

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Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, the discussion has focused on the prospects of U.S. manufacturing returning to the U.S. (reshoring) or near it in neighboring countries (nearshoring). For years, speculation was rampant that the trend was happening, but there was little proof of it from a data perspective.

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“Like watching paint dry” is no longer the case for industrial powder coat curing, now that lasers have arrived on the scene as a high speed alternative. Long the industrial tool of choice for precision metal cutting and welding, lasers provide similar advantages to high utilization powder coating operations.

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Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are rapidly becoming foundational tools in the research and development of paints and coatings. While companies are learning of the costs and benefits of integrating ML and AI into their R&D workflows, the best practices for doing so are still not well established.

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For decades, polyaryletherketones (PAEKs) have offered some of the highest performance from a thermoplastic. These polymers have an outstanding combination of properties defined by excellent thermomechanical properties, chemical resistance, fire resistance, and tribological properties, making them an excellent choice for the most demanding applications.

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Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a technology that creates three-dimensional objects by adding material layer by layer utilizing a computer-aided design (CAD) model.

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Powder coatings have come a long way since their infancy around 80 years ago. Today, advanced resins, crosslinking agents, and unique additives are helping to create novel new finishes never before possible, taking corrosion protection to the next level and fostering the development of innovations

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Understanding how to calculate the best line speed for your powder coating line is crucial to your success. With the help of Jeff Behymer from Spray Tech Industrial Solutions, we explore the factors you need to consider when setting your line speed.

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The curing process tends to be the most energy-consuming portion of a powder coating operation. Michael Stowe with Advanced Energy explains how emissions can be reduced to improve environmental conditions, lower costs, and improve system reliability.

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