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New powder coated color for a new customer

Recently, KVF and Titan Cut , Hampton, IL, came together and powder coated a better paint finish on some very neat designs. Check out Titan Cut for your design ideas. Below are four of the new designs coated at KVF Quad.

The paint KVF used, by direction of the customer, was Polyester Gold, sourced from Prismatic Powders. This is a new color for KVF, but shows off our ability to coat just about any color that our customer base can dream up. Prismatic Powders is an excellent source of all kinds of new and different coatings. From textures to metallics and everything in between, Prismatic Powders has the ability to produce it.

If you have a project that you are considering coating on your own, let us first give you a quote to give you a better than OEM finish at the color of your choice. Powder coating not only looks better, but lasts longer too!

Cheers!

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Quad City Chamber of Commerce Helping Manufacturing in the Midwest Region

As a small business operating exclusively in the Midwest, its crucial to continue to stay relevant and knowledgeable in the current economy. A big THANK YOU to all of those people working hard at the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce! These ladies and gents really know how to help KVF Quad Corporation and other manufacturing businesses thrive in today’s market. Check out this video!


Check out KVF on Facebook to keep up with everything we have going on:

https://www.facebook.com/kvfquad/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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Made In Illinois

Check out IMEC and thier “Made in Illinois” website. This is a great tool to search for companies with certain abilities or are in a certain industry.

http://www.imec.org/Made-In-Illinois.

https://www.facebook.com/kvfquad

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Masking your products: a quick how too from Buy Rite Finishing

Here’s a post from a couple years ago which we still feel is relavent. Thanks again for the shout out from Eric at Buy Rite Finishing. Check these guys out if you are in the market for new or used coating equipoment. Super helpful and nice guys over there in Nebraska and have always came thru for us in a pinch.

http://www.buyritefinishing.com

Here is the link to the story about masking. Let us know if KVF can help solve your masking questions!

http://www.buyritefinishing.com/blog/2014/masking-considerations

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Powder Coating, a Better Kind of Paint

credit: Published on Aug 16, 2016
The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) is dedicated to ongoing efforts promoting the use of powder coatings. The association takes pride in committing resources to focus on goals that are important to PCI members and the industry.

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Ultrasonic Cleaning – Is this process right for your parts?

Ultrasonic cleaning is a precision process which uses cavitation bubbles induced by high frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate a liquid. Click here for a link to the process.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasonic_cleaning

KVF Quad Corporation, the Midwest’s premier ultrasonic cleaning operations, offers not only the ability to clean parts in house, but also we are able to build to suit custom Ultrasonic system solutions. Used widely in the automotive and aerospace industries, this process will help clean parts of many shapes and sizes. If you think this process is right for you, please give us a call at 309-755-1101 or email sales@kvfquad.com for a free quote today!

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Maintenance Assistant – CMMS Software that works and won’t break your budget!

If you are in the market for new CMMS software and have done your research, you’ll know that there are plenty of companies out there that would love your business. The only problem is, if you are coming from a previous system (or none at all like us) there is one factor that seems constant across the board, price. Steep and somewhat off-putting.

Unless you have a padded expense account or a large maintenance budget (neither of which KVF has) you know the value of getting something for less than what the market currently provides.

FIIX-CMMS was KVF’s solution to not only a great, easy to use, fully functional product. But also a product which doesn’t require thousands of dollars of initial investment.

Find the link here:

https://www.fiixsoftware.com

While we transitioned to this software, which took about 3 weeks of non-stop data entry, MA proved to be a valuable resource. Always available to help provide assistance (training package is suggested, but not mandatory) and quick to answer our questions.

We have been running FIIX CMMS for about 3 months now and we have noticed an increase in maintenance department efficiency, decreased machine down time, a solid foundation where to add information about machines and work performed, etc.

If you would like any more information regarding Maintenance Assistant CMMS software, feel free to contact Eric at KVF or follow the link above.

Cheers!

KVF Management Team

 

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A Valuable Resource for your Metal Finishing Questions

Metal finishing as an industry has been around for a while. Some of the first machines and processes date back 100 years ago. It’s no wonder that the internet has become a haven for great and invaluable information regarding metal finishing. One of the most famous and best known websites is http://www.pfonline.com/ 

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At PFOnline.com you can ask experts questions, contact other companies for outsourcing work, brush up on your understanding of multiple metal finishing processes, or just browse and learn a thing or two.

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As always, if you have any questions that you cannot find on PFonline.com, don’t hesitate to call your KVF Quad representative at (309) 755-1101 for further guidance or information.

 

Cheers!

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How KVF Quad Corp in East Moline survives in a dwindling manufacturing industry

KVF is in the news again. This time talking about what it takes for a small business to weather the current industry downturn.

http://wqad.com/2016/08/30/how-kvf-quad-corp-in-east-moline-survives-in-a-dwindling-manufacturing-industry/

If you have any questions about KVF’s capabilities, please contact us at sales@kvfquad.com or call us at (309) 755-1101

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Large part capability

KVF has been tasked by a local Agricultural company to blast and paint their parts during the summer shut down. As you can see these parts are not your “normal” part, but rather large component assemblies that weigh upwards of 1500 lbs and max out at 22 ft long.

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KVF has proven that we can provide the process (blast and paint) and the finish to the customer specification for these larger parts. Let us know if you have parts of similar size you are needing to have processed!

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