Features for February 2010

Features Archive

All The World is NOT Flat: Part 2 All The World is NOT Flat: Part 2

This column expands upon my observation to that effect, which I described in my previous column (Metal Finishing, Volume 108, Issue 2, Feb. 2010). My basis for that belief is attendance at the Parts-2-Clean (P2C) international (though primarily German) trade show devoted to parts cleaning, held annually in Stuttgart.

The World is NOT Flat: Parts2Clean Recap, Part I The World is NOT Flat: Parts2Clean Recap, Part I

Thoughts on the largely German—but increasingly European—trade fair, Parts-2-Clean, held in Stuttgart from Oct. 19–22, 2009.

SFCHINA ’09 Shows Resilience in the Wake of Global Recession SFCHINA ’09 Shows Resilience in the Wake of Global Recession

More than 11,000 visitors converged on the Shanghai New International Expo Centre Nov. 18–20 to attend SFCHINA ’09, billed as China’s foremost exposition and conference for electroplaters, suppliers of surface finishing chemicals and equipment, as well as coating formulators and manufacturers of paint delivery systems.

Anodizing for Aerospace: 101

As the aerospace industry demands more from the materials it uses, the finishing of the surface becomes a greater part of the final product.