The Midwest Coating Seminar is an educational seminar for manufacturers, custom coaters and fabricators. It will be held at Tulsa’s Hard Rock Casino on Thursday, August 21, 2014. This seminar will be helpful for companies who have liquid or powder paint lines.

Powder Coating History and Future will be presented by Kevin Biller of Powder Coating Research Group, Technical Editor of Powder Coated Tough magazine and author of monthly column, “Ask Joe Powder”.

Powder coating technology will be introduced from a historical, market and technical perspective. Chemical types will be explained and positioned as to how their performance ranks per the general requirements of UV durability, chemical resistance and film mechanical properties.

The second half of the presentation will take you on a journey of where powder coating technology is emerging. Particular focus will be on how the evolution of non-traditional substrates are spawning new chemistries and processes to deliver powder coatings as a high performance finish. An overview of low temperature cure, UV cure and corresponding processes will be analyzed including how they fit into novel manufacturing techniques.

Following lunch (provided by your host, IntelliFinishing), Mike Dilday of FANUC America Corporation will present The Benefits of Robotic Paint and Powder Coating. This session will focus on the various types of robots typically used for paint and powder coating, and the benefits associated with using flexible robotic automation.  We will discuss why certain robots are used for different types of applications and how material savings, higher transfer efficiencies, labor savings, and warranty reductions can all lead to a healthy return on investment.  Case studies and application videos will also be presented.

The day will be wrapped up with an informal session led by “Ask Joe Powder”. Not everything we endeavor works to plan so Joe Powder will be available to field your questions, comments and perplexities regarding powder coating technology. Joe writes a column that has appeared in Finishing Today, Metal Finishing, IndiaPowderCoatings, Asia Paint and Coatings Journal and Powder Coated Tough publications. Joe will do his best to point you in the right direction to solve your coating issues. Bring all your queries and challenges for Joe.

August 6, 2014 is the registration deadline and you may register for the seminar, which is sponsored by IntelliFinishing by visiting or call 785-309-0356, ext 179 or ext 197.

IntelliFinishing is a provider of finishing systems to local equipment manufacturers and to companies like Raytheon and Caterpillar. IntelliFinishing is changing the mindset of finishing with controls and conveyance that move parts forward and backward, provides smart tracking, and simplifies the management of part variety with a recipe-based system.