Plating Clinic
Art Kushner

Art Kushner

Plating guru Art Kushner (Kushner Electroplating School) addresses issues such as plant management, quality control, working with precious metals, chromium, application systems, and post plating processes.

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The latest from the Plating Clinic

Gold on Stainless Steel

How can we prevent peeling of gold deposit on stainless steel?

Ask an Expert Published: April 08, 2014

Water Quality

Why is it necessary to use deionized water in hard chrome tanks?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2014

Zinc Plate on Zinc Die Castings

How can we prevent zinc die cast parts from changing color after zinc plating?

Ask an Expert Published: March 25, 2014

Cadmium Plating on Stainless Steels

How can we minimize adhesion problems with cadmium plated on PH stainless steels?

Ask an Expert Published: March 18, 2014

Creating Copper?

Why do our cyanide copper strike bath build up copper metal over time?

Ask an Expert Published: March 06, 2014

Peeling Nickel Problem

Can nickel be plated on nickel without the problem of one layer separating from the other?

Ask an Expert Published: March 05, 2014

Zinc Contamination

How do we remove zinc from our nickel tanks after copper/nickel/chromium plating?

Ask an Expert Published: February 28, 2014

Disappearing Brass

Why does the brass seem to disappear on brass-plated zinc castings after we lacquer and bake the parts?

Ask an Expert Published: February 26, 2014

Burnt Plating Deposits

Can you give me a better understanding of the phenomenon of "burnt" deposits on cathodes?

Ask an Expert Published: February 21, 2014

Gold Plate Turns Dark

Why does gold plated over silver turn dark?

Ask an Expert Published: February 19, 2014

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