Liquid Coating

Evonik Increases Additive Capacities for Architectural Paints

Evonik's Coating Additives business line is increasing capacities of two additive product groups for architectural paints.


ProPlate Uses Pure Platinum and Gold in Additive Plating Process

The company says pure gold and platinum are superior at conducting electricity and have other performance advantages compared to platinum-iridium alloys and stainless steel.

Powder Coating

Keyland Polymer, PolySpectra Powder Coat 3D-Printed Parts

Keyland’s color-matching capabilities, combined with PolySpectra's COR family of materials, now enable consumer and industrial brands to adopt a new approach to digital manufacturing.

Leading AM Trade and Media Organizations Unite to Launch Formnext USA Chicago in Spring 2025

Mesago Messe Frankfurt the organizers of Formnext and Messe Frankfurt USA announce a strategic partnership with the Association For Manufacturing Technology and Gardner Business Media. The new show creates one event in the United States dedicated to all aspects of industrial additive manufacturing.

Powder Coating

Throughput Consulting Hires Cyber Security Officer

Throughput Consulting has hired Joe Coleman as its new cyber security officer to help customers achieve compliance with NIST 800-171, CMMC and DFARS.

Mechanical Finishing

Phillips Federal Adds Bel Air Finishing Technology

Bel Air Finishing's post processing technologies will support Phillips' Public Private Partnership, providing training for finishing for 3D printing.

Additive Manufacturing Media Releases Education Presentation Series

Additive Manufacturing Media is releasing AM InDepth, a series on the future of 3D printing/additive manufacturing, as a part of IMTS Spark.

Parts Cleaning

Custom Precision Cleaning System for Additive Manufacturing

Layton Technologies designed a custom solvent cleaning system to remove wax from 3D-printed parts, replacing an inefficient manual process.


Technical Coatings for Additive Manufacturing Show Promising Results

Technical Coatings enable smooth and sealed surfaces with specific functions.


The Cadmium Candle Problem: Author Rues Finishing Challenge

A recent Forbes article by Mitch Free addresses the problem of cadmium finishing. Free is the owner of ZYCI, a small manufacturing company that provides CNC machining, injection molding and 3D printing.

Powder Coating

Novel 3D Printing Solutions for Finishing

Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies business unit is now offering the ability to create tailor-made materials for additive manufacturing.

Liquid Coating

3D Printing for Masking

For liquid and powder coaters, the technology is a cost-effective option for producing custom masking in house.


Additive Manufacturing and Surface Finishing - The 53rd William Blum Lecture

This presentation is the 53rd William Blum Lecture, presented at SUR/FIN 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 6, 2016. In this lecture, Dr. Melissa Klingenberg discusses additive manufacturing; that is, any manufacturing process capable of making 3D objects from a digital model, or building-up 3D features onto an existing object, layer-by-layer.  Cold spray, thermal spray, electroforming, structural plating and gaseous carbonyl deposition are covered.   


Combining 3D Printing and Electroplating for Replicable Experimentation

Andreas Osterwalder calls his office a museum: what looks like a collection of small machines are 3D printed and partially electroplated parts that the scientist has been creating for his experiments.

Parts Cleaning

Intermittent Phosphate Line Usage

Q. I inherited a cleaning and phosphate line and over the last two weeks, we have lost our phosphate solution twice. I am told it is because we have lost iron in the solution. Is there an additive that can be used to help maintain the solution as the tank is not in constant use?

Mechanical Finishing

3D Printing Part Finishing

How do we finish rough 3D-printed systems?

Liquid Coating

Fish Eye Additives

We have been experiencing craters or dimples in our current coating application process. We have spoken with our coating supplier, which said we may need to add an additive to eliminate this. What is this product, and how does it work?

Liquid Coating

Additives to Address Contaminant Issues

I have heard that a fish-eye-type additive can be added to the coating to help eliminate what looks like Swiss cheese in my coating after it has been sprayed. Can you give me any insights on this issue?

Parts Cleaning

Powder on Galvaneal

We have customers that want a smooth powder coating on a galvaneal finish. We prep with a light alcohol wipe, prebake the parts to allow for off-gassing, then spray with a smooth powder. We are having problems with “craters” and specs, so the surfaces won’t pass a class “A” test. Is there a way to coat a galvaneal part with a smooth powder that does not have a special additive?

Ionic Liquid [BMPy]Br as an Effective Additive During Zinc Electrodeposition from an Aqueous Sulfate Bath

The effects of a new ionic liquid additive 1-butyl-3-methylpyridinium bromide [BMPy]Br on the electrodeposition of zinc on steel substrates from acidic sulfate solution was investigated by employing potentiodynamic polarization and cyclic voltammetry techniques complemented with XRD and SEM measurements.


Improvement of Corrosion Resistance of Magnesium by Anodizing in Alkaline Electrolytes

Results show that the novel organic additive reduced the sparking voltage and provided a relatively smoother surface.

Powder Coating

Powder Coating Plastics

Is there a specific additive that can be added to an injection molded ABS plastic part to allow it to accept a powder coating?

Back to the Old Grind Again

Question: In the November 2003 issue of the Painting Clinic (www.pfonline.com/articles/clinics/1103cl_paint5.html), you replied to B.B. regarding the addition of a heat insulating additive to his paint material.

Back to the Old Grind

Question: Sir, I have purchased a granular powder that is a heat resistant additive and has to be added into the paint as 20% addition.

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