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New Steering Committee named for the European Alliance for SMC BMC

With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.  

VIDEO: 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Shares Business Strategies with CNC Machine Shops

Emily Probst, Senior Editor with Modern Machine Shop reached out to me to chat about our 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Precise Tooling Solutions to learn about key business aspects of this winning specialty manufacturer to share with her CNC machine shop readers.

CAMX Expo

Episode 32: Gregg Balko, SAMPE

Gregg Balko, CEO of SAMPE since 2004, is retiring on July 1, 2020. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan talks to Gregg about his tenure at SAMPE, changes he led and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the trade show and conference business — including SAMPE’s.

Carbon Fibers

Fiber Polymer Composites in Construction conference scheduled for 2021

FPCC is a collaborative conference between Composites UK and Fluency Marketing and will be held Sept. 7-9, 2021, at the University of Southampton.

June Issue: Liquid and Powder Coating Benchmarking

Products Finishing’s June issue covers the top ranking shops in our Top Shops benchmarking survey for liquid and powder coating.

Hubbard-Hall Inc. Appoints Shelley Lusas to Director of Marketing

Hubbard-Hall has promoted Shelley Lusas to a new director of marketing position. Lusas has been with the company for three years.

Westside Finishing Keeps Moving Forward

Founded nearly 40 years, Westside Finishing, a perennial Products Finishing Top Shops award recipient, has grown into one of New England’s largest powder coating job shops.

All-Color Powder Coating Emphasizes Quality and Customer Service

Mark Mortensen of All-Color Powder Coating, one of Products Finishing's Powder Coating Top Shops, says communication is key to success.

2020 Top Shops for Liquid and Powder Coating

The sixth annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey measured shops based on more than 50 operational metrics including lead time, on-time delivery, first-pass quality yield and finishing equipment usage, among others.

What Makes a Top Shop?

Productivity, efficiency and on-time deliveries are all hallmarks of a great finishing shop, but at the heart of it all is a commitment to employees and customers.

Additive Manufacturing

SpaceAM announces preliminary lineup for September event

A conference and exhibition highlighting the use of advanced materials in space technology is scheduled to take place Sept. 15-16, 2020 in Leicester, U.K. 

Marine

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

Carbon Fibers

Composite Advantage rehabilitates Atlanta pedestrian bridges

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FPR) is applied to pedestrian bridge infrastructure in Atlanta. The corrosion-resistant composite minimizes maintenance and provides a more durable surface. 

Construction

Composite Advantage ships FRP camels to U.S. Naval base in Guam

Low-maintenance, corrosion-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer flotation structures solve infrastructure maintenance issues for a U.S. Navy base.

Processes

SCIGRIP, Biesterfeld extend adhesives distribution partnership to U.K. market

SCIGRIP’s MMA adhesives are used in structural bonding of composites for transportation, marine and construction applications.

2020 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Results for Electroplating & Anodizing

North American Market Shows Mixed Results for the 2019 Reporting Year

It’s All Greek at Lustrous Metal Coatings

Top Shop is dedicated to perfection.

2020 Top Shops for Electroplating and Anodizing

Data from the Benchmarking Survey is used to name 50 Top Shops, which are listed along with their top official.

April Issue: Electroplating/Anodizing Top Shops

The April issue of Products Finishing is now available. Below you’ll find a few highlights from the issue as well as additional featured articles and other online content.

Composites industry response to the coronavirus pandemic, Part 1

A compilation of CompositesWorld’s coverage of how the pandemic has affected the composites industry, through March 31, 2020.

Carbon Fibers

Composites in the race to space

Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.

Vince Hankins Joins Organic Dyes and Pigments

Organic Dyes and Pigments (ORCO) has hired Vince Hankins as vice president of sales, responsible for all of ORCO’s sales and marketing management. 

Wind/Energy

People in Composites: March 2020

ACMA, KraussMaffei, FACC, LANXESS, and UAMMI announce new hires in the composites industry.

Epoxies

Kanfit coping with COVID-19 and managing growth using Composites 4.0 systems

Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.