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Methods and Formulas to Determine Internal Deposit Stress in Applied Metallic Coatings
Internal stress exists in electroplated and chemically applied metallic coatings. This paper reviews the test procedures for measuring deposit stress and the formulas used to calculate stress values. Many formulas used require modification to obta...
Article: External Published: 12/20/2014
Assessment of Safer Polysulfide and Polythioether Sealant Removers for Aerospace/Defense Industry Applications
This assessment identifies and evaluates potentially safer alternatives for sealant removal applications. The sealant removal performance of the alternatives was evaluated using a designed experiment.
Article: External Published: 9/25/2014
Electrodeposition of Ni-Fe-Mo-W Alloys - Part 4
4th-6th Quarterly Report - AESF Research Project #R-117. This NASF-AESF Foundation research project report covers the fourth through sixth quarters of project work (October 2013-June 2014).
Article: External Published: 9/19/2014
A Comparative Study of Gamma-Phase Zinc-Nickel Deposits Electroplated from Various Alkaline and Acid Systems
Sacrificial anodic coatings, specifically zinc deposits, have provided corrosion protection to components and parts across many industries, with an increasing demand in the automotive and industrial sectors. Today, typical sacrificial applications f...
Article: External Published: 8/29/2014
Chromium-free Etching and Palladium-free Plating of Plastics
Plastics are replacing metals in the manufacture of many parts, and quite often there is a need for metallic coatings on the plastics and other non-conductors. This paper will describe new processes of preparing ABS plastic substrates for subsequent...
Article: External Published: 8/13/2014
Hex Chromium-Free Sealants for Defense and Aerospace
Results of second phase of research conducted by top defense contractors.
Article Published: 8/1/2014
Toxic Heavy Metal Free Stabilized Electroless Nickel Processes
This paper will introduce an advanced alternative to Pb and Cd-free electroless nickel processes, which is completely free of toxic heavy metal (THM) stabilizers. The process and deposit characteristics will be discussed and compared to the traditio...
Article: External Published: 6/16/2014
Greener Hard Chromium Plating
By improving tribological properties as well as corrosion resistance, hard chromium plating can lower energy consumption of moving parts and machinery, reduce the need to replace parts frequently, leading to reduced waste and improved efficiency.
Article: External Published: 5/23/2014
The Electroless Deposition of Nickel-Phosphorus-Tungsten Alloys
This paper describes the successful electroless co-deposition of tungsten within a nickel-phosphorus matrix to yield several advantageous properties.
Article: External Published: 4/1/2014
The Tribology of Contact Finishes for Electronic Connectors Part II: The Effects of Underplate, Topography and Lubrication
This paper is an expanded treatment of the second part of the William Blum Lecture Dr. Antler presented at Sur/Fin 1988 by Dr. Morton Antler. Subjects covered include substrate and lubrication effects on the tribology of contact finishes.
Article: External Published: 1/27/2014

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