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External Rotators for the Efficient Powder Coater

Mighty Hook President Scott Rempala and his team can pretty much design any hanging solution for the industrial coating industry, thanks to spending countless hours on their own powder coating line to achieve maximum line density and efficiency. “Whether they are looking for greater line capacity, hooks for larger pieces or greater line efficiency, we create …

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New Technology Patent for Houghton International

AAC member Houghton International Inc. patents a new technology under the title: “Methods and Compositions for Acid Treatment of a Metal Surface.” Filed on October 17, 2017 at the U.S. Patent Office under the U.S. Patent No. 9,732,428, the patent protects Houghton’s Acid Etch technology which “significantly reduces etch time, reduces waste sludge by over …

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George Koch Sons LLC Acquires Jessup Engineering Inc

George Koch Sons, LLC Acquires Jessup Engineering, Inc. EVANSVILLE, IN – George Koch Sons, LLC a subsidiary of Koch Enterprises, Inc. today announced it has acquired Jessup Engineering, a Rochester Hills, Michigan-based company with more than 45 years of experience providing automated finishing systems to the aerospace, automotive, industrial and agriculture industries. The systems are …

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Sigma Labs joins forces with standards institute

Sigma Labs Inc, which makes quality assurance software for 3D printing, has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST and Sigma say that they plan to study the effects of recycled powder and part placement on process variability and part quality using Sigma’s additive manufacturing (AM) …

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Direct coating improves piano black appearance

Direct coating technology could eliminate the need for painting and results in a durable finish. Hyundai America Technical Center and coating specialist Covestro LLC have joined forces to explore a new processing technique called direct coating to make high-gloss piano black for interior and exterior automotive trim components. Direct Coating technology combines conventional thermoplastic injection …

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New PM parts president

The MPIF reports that Rodney Brennen, VP of PM parts company Metco Industries, has been appointed president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association (PMPA). A current member of the PMPA Board of Directors and MPIF Finance Committee, Brennen reportedly has over 30 years in the PM industry and is a past member of the Board …

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