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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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Rich Saddler with Industrial Finishing Solutions LLC explains the differences between convection, infrared, and ultraviolet curing processes, uses for the technologies, and which may be most appropriate for your needs.

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There are many more considerations than floorspace when it comes to choosing cure oven sizes. With the help of Alwyn Moody with United Finishing Systems and Geoff Raifsnider with Global Finishing Solutions...

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There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing the best pretreatment conversion coating for your specific application and process. The application system, substrate or substrates to be pretreated, and specifications for the final product all impact this decision. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and challenges of various conversion coatings.

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In a world that strives to be sustainable and brings beauty and color into our lives, it is not always easy to ensure the two desires are aligned. Historically, designers and manufacturers have had to make compromises, sacrificing one for the other. Today, however, things are different.

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