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PM organizations unveil improved websites

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), APMI International, and the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT) have launched improved websites that have extra benefits to its associations and members.  ‘The improvements to our family of websites provide a foundation that enables a stronger online community among powder metallurgy companies and industry professionals,’ said Lisa Lester, …

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XRF Coatings Analyzer Aims for Faster Throughput, Better Results

As more OEMs begin to require 100 percent x-ray fluorescence (XRF) coating measurement on finished parts, the major concern among shops and coating operations becomes how to maintain steady throughput without getting bogged down meeting specifications. Hearing these concerns, Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science has expanded the capabilities of its X-Strata920 XRF coatings analyzer to include a …

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Software Helps Ford Design for Plating Quality

LaRon Michelle Brown, a technical specialist at Ford Motor Co., says her experience with Elsyca PlatingManager software has enhanced the automaker’s production process. The software is graphical simulation platform for analyzing the production performance and quality of electroplating processes. Simulations are made using a virtual mock-up of an in-house plating line, and detailed layer-thickness and quality …

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Thermo-anemometer Measures Air Temp, Velocity, Relative Humidity

Well-suited for indoor applications such as checking walk-in drying ovens, spray booths or ambient-air drying rooms, the BYK a200 thermo-anemometer from Paul N. Gardner measures air temperature, air velocity and relative humidity. It also can be used outdoors. The meter calculates dew point to help determine the right painting conditions. The lightweight meter features an …

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Horizontal-Airflow Cabinet Oven Used for Heat Treating

Grieve’s No. 1045 is a 1,250°F (677°C) horizontal-airflow cabinet oven currently used for heat treating. Workspace dimensions are 38″ × 38″ × 38″, and 350,000 Btu/hr. are installed in a modulating natural gas burner, while a 2,000-cfm, 2-hp recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload. This oven features 12″ insulated walls comprised of 2″ …

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