Organic Additives in Plating Baths
Question: Is there an easy method for monitoring the concentration levels of organic additives in our plating baths?
Perspectives: Staying Vigilant
As a fledgling editor at Products Finishing, my first major assignment was to cover the tragedy at Bastian Plating Company in Auburn, IN.
Question: I don't know if you have any ideas for what I'm looking for or if you could point me in the right direction.
Here's a New One for You
Question: In a recent issue of PF, I read your comments on the dampening of sound on springs.
Electrocoating Stainless Steel
Question: We have a customer who wants to electrocoat stainless steel parts (grade 430 or 436). We have a complete pretreatment system for use prior to electrocoat.
Acid-Free Finish for Brass
Question: I am looking for a finish to apply to brass so it will not tarnish, but the finish must be acid free.
Conveyors are often forced to travel inclines and declines. But, Frigidaire is using a special racking tool to reduce part spacing and powder use…
Pretreating Laser Cut Parts
Question: Can you recommend a pretreatment cleaning process for laser cut parts?
Dot Commentary: Statistically Speaking
As the editor of PF Online, some of the questions I hear most often have to do with the importance of various statistics on the Internet: "How many hits should my web site get this year?," "What's the difference between a hit and a page view?," and "How many unique visitors should I have in a given month?" Your wait is over.
Spotted Tin Plate
Question: We are having problems with spotting of our tin plate.
Question: What type of masking materials are suitable for masking of a stainless steel part that requires copper plating on selected areas?
Four factors affect the cleaning process: chemistry; temperature; energy; and time. The various combinations determine how clean your part will be. This article reviews the basics of each type of cleaning to help you determine what will work best for you...
On My Mind: The Difference Maker
I have visited a lot of finishing shops during the last five years.
Borroughs switched to a waterborne dip coating because it provided a thicker coating at a lower cost. But, it was the service from its paint supplier that has really made the difference...
Hazardous Waste Storage Tank
Question: I am the manager of a job shop.
Question: Our plating shop operation has approximately 35 different baths that require chemical monitoring on an on-going basis.
Hard Anodize Chipping/Corroding
Question: We are a small manufacturer of food processing equipment.
A comprehensive review of catalytic oxidizer components is necessary when considering the purchase of a catalytic oxidizer system...
Eliminating Powder Buildup on Threaded Holes
Question: The company I work for is having problems with our system.
Pinholes and Electroless Nickel
Question: What causes pinholes in electroless nickel deposits?
Question: What is state of the art for "treatment" of silver cyanide rinse waters?
Painting Logos on Gas Grills
Question: We manufacture a complete line of portable and stationary gas grills.