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Fun Friday Update: Team-Building at Orion Industries/Surface Solutions Group

On Saturday, October 20, a group from Orion Industries and Surface Solutions Group took to the Toyota Park Stadium in Bridgeview to compete in the Spartan Stadium Sprint event. Completing 23 obstacles over a 5K course, which included climbing walls, running stairs, lifting weights, a spear throw, a rope climb, and other physical challenges, our newly-minted Spartans …

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Orion’s Refurbishment Services: Cookware and Bakeware

Orion’s Refurbishment Services for the nonstick release surfaces of high-volume cooking and baking surfaces for commercial food processing lines provides renewed non-stick surface service life. Each type of cooking or baking device has somewhat different end use requirements. We provide a restored surface to provide long-term nonstick performance characteristics, using premium non-stick, food contact coating …

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The Importance of Tight Tolerances

Every mechanical device we encounter is made up of separate parts that all must fit together, moving simultaneously in a cohesive group. During the manufacturing process, sometimes parts experience small dimensional variations – as such, engineers design parts with built-in tolerances to accommodate those variations. These tolerances are a range of measurements, determined by the …

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Orion Industries Earns One of Top Finishing Shops in USA

Products Finishing magazine names Orion Industries to its “Top Shops” list CINCINNATI, Ohio – Orion Industries has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938. The magazine conducted an extensive benchmarking …

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New and Improved Coatings for the Oil and Gas Industry

Orion Industries, Ltd, in Chicago, is offering new and improved coatings for the oil and gas industries. With our innovative application techniques, and our 50+ years of coating knowledge, Orion has developed a new environmentally friendly coating for the offshore sector, as well as coatings for filter tanks, small vessels, valves, and flange piping. First, …

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Direct-bond Bearings Challenge Inserts

Coatings make more efficient use of bearing materials and eliminate secondary machining and installation. Steve Saxion – Dimension Bond, Chicago, Ill. Dry, unlubricated insert bearings excel in jobs where it’s tough to maintain oil and grease lubrication. Applications for insert bearings include sliding and rotating rods in shock absorbers, air cylinders, gas springs, solenoids, valve …

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Improving the Surface Friction of Silicone Elastomer Parts

The relatively high coefficient of friction of silicone elastomers can limit the range of applications of these materials. A liquid silicone rubber top coat can be used to improve surface friction of silicone elastomer parts. It can be applied using conventional coating methods. The performance benefits it offers and potential product applications are described. (E. …

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Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes Cut Down on Infections

  Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes Cut Down on Infections By Steven Reinberg – The Washington Post HealthDay Reporter – Monday, May 19, 2008; 12:00 AM MONDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) — Endotracheal tubes coated with silver dramatically reduce infections from highly resistant bacteria, researchers report. Patients on ventilators breathe through a tube placed through their trachea …

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Plastics Technology Magazine – August 2005

    Composite Coating Makes Glass Fibers Less Aggressive in Sliding, Turning Parts By Mikell Knights, Senior Editor Fiber-reinforced and mineral-filled compounds are not always compatible with use in dynamic applications, where parts slide, rotate, pivot, or move across each other. “When a glass-filled part rubs against a metal surface or even a similar glass-filled …

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