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Top ten reasons to switch to a better solvent

The change to a new cleaning fluid can be full of uncertainty. For many companies looking to make the switch to a better solvent it is imperative that they maintain their cleaning performance…

Optimizing the use of cleaning technologies

We know it from our own homes: bulky kitchen utensils and appliances are difficult to clean. In industry, complex components are more the rule than the exception and present big challenges for the…

An economical approach to resolving surface finishing challenges

Flexible hones address surface roughness and increased dimensional changes for anodized cylinders that mate with other parts. To allow the use of aluminum instead of other, heavier metals in industrial applications, many cylinders…

CBN hones for improved surface finishing of machined superalloys

Flexible cubic boron nitride (CBN) grit hones are ideal for restoring surface integrity of machined superalloys. By its very nature, high-nickel, iron or cobalt alloy steels including Monel, Inconel, Incoloy, Invar, Rene and…

Clean through solar power

In combination with the right materials, sunbeams can work wonders: they clean building facades and decompose pollutants from the air or in the water. The magic word is photocatalysis. In practice, though, the…

parts2clean 2018 on course for another successful show

Wherever industrial parts are manufactured or processed, parts cleaning technology is critical for the successful outcome of downstream manufacturing processes, and for the quality of the finished product. High standards of cleanliness are…

Flexible bonding: hard and soft at the same time

To connect components with each other, gluing is preferred today instead of welding, riveting or using screws. That makes cars, planes and agricultural machines lighter. The requirements placed on the adhesive are high,…

Paints and varnishes based on potato starch

If a surface has to be protected against corrosion, in 80 percent of all cases this takes place through coating it with paints or varnishes. When doing so, the proportion of bio-based, environmentally-friendly…

7th World’s Leading Trade Fair for Industrial Coating Technology from 17 to 20 April 2018 in Karlsruhe (Germany)

PaintExpo, solutions for trends in Industrial Coating Technology

Improving material and energy efficiency, optimizing quality, increasing flexibility, reducing unit costs and digitalising manufacturing processes – these are a few of the significant trends which are occupying companies with in-house coating operations….

Fast, reliable and economic: High integrity TIG overlay welding of large components

The French company Polysoude has recently developed a process with the goal to increase the productivity of TIG overlay welding operations to an economically interesting level. Overlay welding, also referred to as cladding,…

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