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Smaller Measurement System Quantifies Coating Thickness, Offers Elemental Analysis

    Bowman, a U.S. manufacturer of XRF quality control instruments, has added a G Series to their suite of benchtop XRF plating measurement systems to use for coating thickness and solution analysis. This series is is designedfor jewelry, connectors, components (such as fasteners) and other precious metals analysis as it quantifies zinc, zinc-nickel and other …

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ASTM to host PM workshop

ASTM’s International committee on metal powders and metal powder products is reportedly sponsoring a workshop covering powder characterization. The workshop will take place on 16 April 2019 in Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA in conjunction with the Standards development meetings of the committee. According to organizer and ASTM International member W Brian James, new powder characterization tests have been developed but not yet standardized …

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PCI scholarships now open

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) says that it is now accepting applications for its 2019 PCI Scholarship Program. The program includes the PCI General Scholarship, and three corporate member-sponsored scholarships and is designed to award students studying in areas that advance powder coating technologies. To qualify, a candidate must be enrolled in chemistry, polymer science, …

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Weiler Abrasives Expands Small-Diameter Cutting Wheel Offering

Weiler Abrasives has expanded its offering of small-diameter cutting and snagging wheels for high-speed die grinders to include Tiger AO, Tiger Zirc and Tiger Ceramic. These 2” to 4”diameter wheels are designed for long life and fast cutting. This product expansion provides end-users in the metal fabrication and ship building industry with increasing levels of cutting …

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360-Degree Static Eliminator is CE, UL and RoHS Certified

Exair’s Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe provides a uniform, 360-degree ionized airstream that clamps around a continuously moving part to eliminate static electricity and contaminants. It is designedtoremove dust, particulates and personnel shocks on pipe, cable, extruded shapes, hose, wire and more. According to the company, this engineered product has undergone independent laboratory tests to certify …

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Two-Component Primer Protects Steel in Corrosive Conditions

PPG’s two-component, PPG SPECTRACRON® 385 POLY-IOTHANE™ high solids primer is formulated to provide durability in severe and corrosive environments. With an unlimited recoat window, the polyurethane primer is designed for operations that require fast topcoat times, according to the company. Its wet-on-wet capabilities increase shop throughput when paired with PPG’s two-component polyurethane enamel, with which …

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PCI scholarships new open

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) says that it is now accepting applications for its 2019 PCI Scholarship Program. The program includes the PCI General Scholarship, and three corporate member-sponsored scholarships and is designed to award students studying in areas that advance powder coating technologies. To qualify, a candidate must be enrolled in chemistry, polymer science, …

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ZA4 Alternative Blasting Media Solves Problems, Improves User ROI

Transmet Corporation says its ZA4 Cast Zinc Shot provides a bright finish without causing delamination or ferrous contamination. The product cleans metal parts without damaging the details or raised identification numbers. Transmet says that, when compared to steel media, the considerable difference in zinc’s durability and similar bulk density without damaging the equipment or substrate …

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