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The Adhesion of Electrodeposits to Plastics
The 1966 Carl E. Huessner Gold Medal Award was given to Dr. Edward Saubestre and co-workers for Best Paper appearing in Plating in 1965, and their paper is republished here in a series on the AES/AESF/NASF Best Paper Awards. This paper is a compreh...
Article: External Published: 9/16/2015
The Study of Copper Anodes in Acid and Cyanide Plating Baths
The 1956 Carl E. Huessner Gold Medal Award was given to Charles Faust and William H Safranek for Best Paper appearing in Plating or the AES Technical Proceedings in 1955, and their paper is republished here in a series on the AES/AESF/NASF Best Pape...
Article: External Published: 9/16/2015
Electroless Nickel-plated Steel versus Stainless Steel: Case Studies
This paper highlights two case studies of manufacturers that have replaced, or done studies to replace, stainless steel with electroless nickel-plated mild steel. In both cases, cost savings could be realized while maintaining or improving product ...
Article: External Published: 4/18/2015
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

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