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Published: 8/1/2017

How to Combat Roughness in Cyanide Copper Bath
Q. We have been experiencing roughness in our cyanide copper bath. What should we be looking at to fix this? Plating expert Adam Blakeley has the answer. 

Published: 4/1/2017

What to Consider When Applying a Classic Black Finish
Q. What are the best options for a durable black finish? Uyemura's Rich DePoto answers that question.

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: 11/1/2016

Downdraft Versus Cross-Draft Booths
Q. We are considering a new spray booth, and we’ve read a lot about the different types of airflows. What can you tell me about downdraft booths and cross-draft booths, and what should I consider in adding one to my shop?

Published: 10/1/2016

What’s New in the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 passed with overwhelming support and the Act is now effective, impacting how a company can protect its assets. Below is a recap of what is new and what every company should be looking to do in light of thi...

Published: 8/23/2016

Ecoat Clinic: Topcoat to Increase UV Protection
Q. We are using a cathodic epoxy electrocoat to prime our steel parts. Now our customer is asking us to start using an additional topcoat to increase UV protection from the sun. What paints are the best topcoats for cathodic epoxy electrocoats? Are ...

Published: 8/23/2016

Ecoat Clinic: Using Epoxy Ecoat on NdFeB Parts
Q. Is it possible to use an epoxy electrocoat to coat parts made out of neodymium, iron and boron? Are there any special considerations to take when electrocoating this kind of substrate?

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: 8/1/2016

Liquid Clinic: UV Waterborne Flatline Spraying
Q. We have been asked to put a finish on some wood products. What can you tell me about UV flatline spray finishes?

Published: 7/1/2016

Anodic Versus Cathodic Electrodeposition
To keep the chemistry of these two processes straight, first consider the metal part you are coating. In cathodic electrocoat, the part is the cathode and in anodic electrocoat, the part is the anode. Follow the four E’s of the electrocoat process t...