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Lee Lechner

Digital Marketing Specialist

Lee Lechner, Digital Marketing Specialist, has been with Echo Engineering for over 5 years and specializes in researching, writing, and developing content regardign powder coating, e-coating, compression molding, and injeciton molding.

Industry Spotlight - Integrated Suppliers and Echo Engineering

Echo Engineering Integrated suppliers

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing and engineering, staying ahead of the competition requires not only innovation but also strategic partnerships. Echo Engineering has been at the forefront of this paradigm shift, leading the way with its groundbreaking collaborations with integrated suppliers. In this industry-highlight blog post, we'll explore how Echo's commitment to seamless integration is transforming the landscape and redefining the possibilities for businesses across various sectors.

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How Powder Coaters Can Improve Their Masking Operations in 2024

powder coating masking tips

If you're a powder coater wanting to make changes to improve your masking operations, this post is for you! Echo Engineering is here to guide you through actionable changes that can revolutionize your masking processes and elevate your results.

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Injection Molding Pricing: Domestic vs. Offshore vs. Hybrid

Injection molding pricing domestic vs offshore

When considering injection molding, manufacturers have two primary options: domestic and international production. In this blog post, we'll provide an in-depth comparison of domestic and international injection molding pricing, as well as a hybrid model, to give you valuable insights to help you make a more informed decision on your next project.

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When To Remove Powder Coating Tape | Masking Experiments

powder coating tape removal

Welcome to the SECOND installment of our new masking experiment series! In this post, we will be taking you through what happens when you remove the tape right after powder gels and compare it to what happens when we remove tape after it cools down after the cure process. 

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Masking Experiments: Powder Build-Up Around Caps

Masking experiment for paint buildup

Welcome to the first installment of our new masking experiment series! In this post, we will be taking you through a common problem powder coaters deal with and an experiment we ran in an attempt to prevent the issue without the need for custom masking. So, without further ado, let's get into it!

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How Much Does Custom Die-Cut Masking Tape Cost?

custom die-cut tape

Masking is essential for many powder coaters, e-coaters, and other metal finishers. However, using standard rolls of tape can lead to wasted time & resources, injuries, and a higher reject rate. Custom die-cut masking tape is a specialized solution that can help streamline your production process and save you money in the long run. But how much does it cost to switch to custom die-cut masking tape?

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How to Mask Bolts, Studs, and Tube Ends | Metal Coating Guide

masking caps for bolts and tubes

In this post, we are going to take you through how to easily mask off bolts, studs, and tube ends during coating processes, such as powder coating and electrocoating.

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