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Groups Merge to Form NASF’s Michigan Chapter
Grand Rapids chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishing and the Detroit-based Michigan Association of Metal Finishers have merged to form the NASF Michigan Chapter
Article Published: 9/1/2014
NASF: Senate Panel Approves Changes To Chemical Facility Rules
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security approved legislation to reauthorize and extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program (CFATS) for four years.
Article Published: 9/1/2014
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
The Elimination of Whiskers from Electroplated Tin
When RoHS lead-free regulations began to take hold globally, tin and its alloys were the first choice as alternatives to eutectic tin/lead. On the solder side, the transition to using these alternatives has moved forward, but on the surface finish s...
Article: External Published: 8/13/2014
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
U.S. Army Improving Rock Island Arsenal Plating, Painting Systems
U.S. Army’s Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in Illinois broke ground this spring on a $61-million infrastructure modernization project.
Article Published: 8/1/2014
Politics of Plating in California
California finishers converge on state capital.
Article Published: 7/1/2014
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
Able And Ready For Arizona Plating Facility
Able Engineering’s Arizona plating facility specializes in aerospace repairs. See the video of the facility.
Article Published: 6/1/2014

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