Blackening Kovar

Goodrich Corporation's Advanced Sensors Technical Center sent EPI's lab in New Berlin, WI samples of Kovar parts for blackening. Their challenge was that the traditional stainless steel blackening of 416 series was more grey than black. Kovar contains a high amount of nickel 29% and cobalt 17%...
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Eric Olander Goes to Washington DC

This week I attended the NASF's Washington DC forum April 22th - 24th, 2008. There was an excellent line up of speakers that talked about the present and future issues: competing against China, fume suppressants and alternatives to PFOS surfactants systems, REACH, Homeland Security,...
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Eric Olander goes to His First Microsoft Convergence Trade Show

On March 11th and 12th, I participated in Microsoft's Convergence trade show held in Orlando, FA at the Orange County Convention Center. On Tuesday, I gave a presentation on how our switch to Microsoft Navision Dynamics Version 4.0 is working and the benefits we have seen at EPi. Such as, faster...
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Eric Olander takes Tour of Harley Davidson Plant

Here am I sitting on one of Harley Davidson's latest models on March 4th, 2008. I took a tour of Harley Davidson's Powertrain facility located on Capitol Ave in Milwaukee, WI. The local NASF Milwaukee branch of fifty-eight members toured the facility. Many of the people on the tour supply Harley...
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EPi Develops Custom Blue Bright Cr+6 Chromate for Barrett Plating

One of EPI's strengths is developing custom formulations for its customers. Today taking the formula off the shelf always does not work today as customers have individual needs. Barrett Plating challenged us to develop a hexavalent chromate that is blue without any yellow color and that has at...
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