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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: 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

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: 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: 10/1/2016

Replacing Nickel with Tri-Metal in Electronics Plating
Tri-metal—or white bronze—is becoming an increasingly popular topic and can be used as a replacement for using nickel in plating applications.

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: 7/1/2016

Plating Clinic: Cleaner Bath Life
Q. My cleaners are not lasting nearly as long as they should. What can I do to lengthen the life of my cleaner bath?

Published: 6/1/2016

Plating Q&A: Reduced Brightness and Thickness
Why aren't our parts as bright as they were before plating?