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Published: 6/1/2017

How to Use Selective or Brush Plating for Zinc-Nickel
Q. Is there an approved process to repair damaged or defective zinc-nickel on aircraft components?

Published: 5/1/2017

How to Pass a 100-Hour Salt Spray Test for Electroless Nickel
Q. One of our most recent requirements is to pass a 100-hour salt spray test with our current medium phosphorus electroless nickel process. Our present EN does not seem to pass this test on a consistent basis. How we can pass this test?

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: 3/1/2017

How to Extend the Life of Electroless Nickel Chemistry
Q. We have been having some issues with our electroless nickel line. We want the bath to last longer, but are afraid of a decrease in quality. How can we help our EN bath last longer while improving our quality?

Published: 2/1/2017

Differences in Masking and Plug Materials
Q. Can you explain the differences between masking caps and plugs?

Published: 2/1/2017

How to Barrel Plate Sulfamate Nickel
Q. We have a 400-gallon sulfamate nickel tank used to process ferrous-based parts that are rack plated to 18 microns for a high heat exposure application.

Published: 1/18/2017

EN Plate-Out on Equipment
Q. We run a low-phosphorous electroless nickel bath and recently pulled quite a few pounds of nickel pellets from our tank after draining. How do we prevent this kind of plate-out?

Published: 12/1/2016

Uniform Thickness Distribution of Brush Plating
Q. Why isn’t my brush-plated deposit uniformly distributed? Derek Vanek from Sifco says in order to achieve uniform deposit thickness, a well-designed, properly-used plating tool is critical.

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

Parts Cleaning Clinic: Brass Cleaning
Q. How do I clean brass to be powder coated?