Pretreatment & Surface Prep

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Today’s topic relates to the evaluation of the performance of a powder coated surface. Specifically, we will explore test methods used to determine the mechanical performance of the coating.

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An Interview with Tim Milner, Owner, J.I.T Powder Coating and Ron Beltz, Director of Strategic Accounts, Bluestreak

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Industry 4.0 Has Arrived

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FABTECH 2017 is now in the books. This immense exposition was held for four days at McCormick Place in Chicago. This show is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, and hosted more than 1,700 exhibiting companies and a total of 44,935 attendees from 120 countries. This year’s theme was a celebration of manufacturing’s industrial evolution. With more than 750,000 sq.-ft. of exhibit space, FABTECH provided attendees with access to the fabrication industry’s leading companies, latest innovations and insight into current and future trends.

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Preparing a part properly is an essential first step for a durable powder coat. Depending on the substrate, you may require chemicals that etch the surface for proper powder adhesion, or it may require phosphating to improve corrosion resistance. Once the part is cleaned, proper masking materials are needed to protect some areas from being powder coated. The suppliers listed here can help guide you through this process. Don’t forget to tell them you found them in Powder Coated Tough!

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Welcome back to PC Pop Quiz—the department in Powder Coated Tough that is designed to test your general powder coating knowledge while competing against industry colleagues! When you joined The Powder Coating Institute, you received Powder Coating: The Complete Finisher’s Handbook. It’s time to put it to use and compete with your colleagues for a chance to win your own limited-edition PCI longor short-sleeved t-shirt!

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CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion Set as FABTECH Returns to Chicago

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When this Michigan-based maker of high-design site furniture and advanced lighting systems was ready to expand with a new powder coating line, they turned to a familiar supplier.

 

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Harnessing the interactive capability of our mobile devices, there are several applications (apps) that bring the powder coating world closer together and allow access to information for new projects as well as to solve problems with old ones.

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The finishing needs of the defense market continue to advance and change. This includes the evolution of powder coatings, which must address the following requirements:

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