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Benchmarking a Plating Operation to No. 1
Indiana’s Electro-Spec uses Top Shops data to improve efficiencies.
Article Published: 10/1/2016
Electroless Nickel Plating Formulation For Automotive And Mechanical Parts
Electro less plating processes are considered to be much convenient, cheaper and best for deposition on parts with lot of holes, cleavages, bents, curves, abnormal shapes, threading etc., effectively and economically.
Article: External Published: 8/18/2016
Balancing an Electroless Nickel Bath to Optimize Performance
While today’s EN baths are much more user friendly than they were even 10 years ago, plating shops still strive to maintain consistent, trouble-free operation. The following provides a basic understanding of EN bath control.
Article Published: 8/1/2016
Go-To-Guy: Dave Dunn, Operations Manager, Silvex
Dunn began at Silvex (Westbrook, Maine) in 1976 as a driver. Through the years, he has worked as the shipping and receiving manager, production supervisor and in sales.
Article Published: 8/1/2016
NASF: Congress Moves to Pass Toxic Chemicals Reform Act Legislation
Efforts to modernize the U.S. rules for chemicals under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) have been underway for the past several years and success is near. On May 24, the House approved the compromise measure by a 403 to 12 vote.
Article Published: 7/1/2016
Top Shops Profile: Barry Avenue Plating
Los Angeles-based Barry Avenue Plating was founded in 1947, and Chuck Kearsley is president and Cruz Maldonado is vice president of operations. They opened BAP Aerospace in Mexico in 2012 to serve that region.
Article Published: 7/1/2016
40 Under 40: Apple's Sean Novak Goes from Job Shop To Corporate Leader
Novak went from being a young chemical engineer who was hired by Anoplate out of Syracuse University to manager of the surface finishing team at Apple Inc., a Cupertino, California-based conglomerate.
Article Published: 7/1/2016
40 Under 40: The 2016 Class is Full of Leaders
Young professionals are a vital asset to the finishing industry. Products Finishing is recognizing the industry’s top young talent through an annual 40 Under 40 program.
Article Published: 7/1/2016
40 Under 40: Apple's Sean Novak Leads New Generation of Finishing Leaders
Novak has reached the apex of his career (so far) as manager of the surface finishing team at Apple Inc., a Cupertino, California-based conglomerate that designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, software and online services.
Article Published: 7/1/2016
July Go-To-Guy: Eduardo Leonides, Industrial Polishing Services
Leonides started working at IPS in the late 1990s as an engineering assistant, and has since also worked as junior engineer, materials and planning supervisor and an account executive.
Article Published: 7/1/2016

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