Month: March 2024

4 Different Types of Filtration

A lot of different markets use membrane filtration – medical devices, pharma, optical, wastewater, oil and gas, food, and of course manufacturing.  They use membrane filtration to pick what element they need to filter out from the reaction and keep the other elements working in the process. In surface treatment, it’s very common to use… Read more »

The Benefits of Having a Wastewater Operator

In many facilities, the maintenance department oversees the wastewater system.  However, when a plant has a dedicated wastewater operator their whole job is ensuring that the wastewater leaving the facility meets all permitted discharge requirements. A Wastewater Operator is also known as a Water Quality Protector. A wastewater operator should receive training for more than… Read more »

Do you really need a new wastewater equipment system?

A manufacturer reached out to us because they were growing and at risk of not meeting their discharge limits.  They had worked with other chemical suppliers and were told that they might need to purchase an entirely new system, something that would cost the company up to $310,565.00.  Their current system, a very basic system… Read more »

Ins & Outs of Pre-paint Performance Testing

The longevity and durability of any painted application can be difficult to determine given the abbreviated timeframe of development and manufacturing cycles. Yet, it is incumbent on manufacturers to produce coatings that exhibit resilience to time, wear, and environment factors. As such, industry has devised several methods and standards for the evaluation of painted coatings… Read more »

Metal Guard Variations to Fit Your Rust Prevention Needs.

The Metal Guard product line has been around 20 plus years now and has different variations to meet varying needs.  Here are a few questions that should be answered to determine which Metal Guard our experts would recommend. Is the rust preventative being applied to the part during an in-process step or is this the… Read more »

Considerations for Proper Cleaning for Heat Treating.

Whether you are using solvent or aqueous cleaner, you need to consider many variables to find the best process to properly clean your parts before heat treatment, to extend the life of your equipment and to supply high-quality heat treatment without any soft spots or stains on the part. 1. What is the contamination? What… Read more »

Conscious Cleaning Considerations

As seen in Product Finishing, Published 4/10/2023   Reassessing your cleaning process? Connor Callais of Hubbard-Hall offers an in-depth discussion of what you should keep in mind. Q: We’ve been having trouble getting good coverage in our immersion iron phosphate process before powder, resulting in several reworks and off-spec parts. This issue arose about the… Read more »

Hubbard-Hall wastewater treatment specialist Robin Deal discusses the latest trends in wastewater management. 

As seen in Products Finishing, Published April 1st, 2024 Edited by Scott Francis, Editor-In-Chief, Gardner Business Media As the EPA conducts fact-finding surveys in the metal finishing community regarding PFAS contamination, wastewater treatment is a growing concern for finishing operations. In this installment of Products Finishing’s On the Line interview column, we’re digging into trends in wastewater… Read more »

Regulatory Changes Drive Cleaning Companies’ Collaboration

As seen in Products Finishing, Published February 27, 2024 Edited by Lori Beckman, Senior Editor, Production Machining Source: Jayco Cleaning Technologies Hubbard-Hall and Jayco Cleaning Technologies have collaborated to develop a solution for new regulatory changes. As the Environmental Protection Agency evaluates the impact of hazardous substances such as methylene chloride, perchloroethylene (PCE/PERC), n-propyl bromide (NPB), and… Read more »

Connecticut Businesses Join Forces for Educational Program

As seen in Products Finishing, Published 4/10/2023 Edited by Scott Francis , Editor-In-Chief, Gardner Business Media Photo Credit: Getty Images A group of rival businesses comes together to educate the next generation of metal finishers. Connecticut manufacturing is known for providing finishes for some of the most impressive products in the world including aerospace components, submarines, automobiles,… Read more »