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Published: 11/3/2016

Anodizing: Corrosion on Hardcoat Anodized 7000 Series Forging
Q. I sent you photos of two parts that are alloy 7050 forgings. On these parts there are spots that appeared as a result of Type III (hardcoat) anodizing that were not present before anodizing. They look like corrosion of some sort, but the corrosio...

Published: 11/1/2016

Improving Acid Zinc Coverage and Brightness
Q. We plate our parts in a mixed acid-zinc rack bath, containing both ammonium and potassium chloride. How do we improve our zinc deposit’s clarity, brightness and thickness, especially in the low current density (LCD) areas of our parts without sac...

Published: 9/1/2016

Plating Clinic: Adhesion of Brush Plated Deposits
Q. How well does a brush-plated deposit adhere to the base metal?

Published: 8/1/2016

Plating Clinic: Non-Dyed Versus Dyed Acid Copper
Q. What is the difference between non-dyed vs. dyed acid copper technologies?

Published: 7/1/2016

Plating Clinic: Cleaner Bath Life
Q. My cleaners are not lasting nearly as long as they should. What can I do to lengthen the life of my cleaner bath?

Published: 6/1/2016

Plating Q&A: Reduced Brightness and Thickness
Why aren't our parts as bright as they were before plating?

Published: 5/1/2016

Anodizing: Black Dyed Parts Require Excellent Lightfastness
Q. How long does an 8-rated dye last?

Published: 5/1/2016

Anodizing: Black, Pitted Areas on Anodized Parts
Q. What are the black pits on my parts? How is this happening?

Published: 2/1/2016

Anodizing Clinic: Technical References for Anodizing
Q. Are there any books or other resources that you could recommend for me to read and keep on hand as references?

Published: 2/1/2016

Anodizing: Stripping Type III (Hard) Anodic Coatings
Q. Is it possible to strip hard coat type III anodized coatings?