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Controlled Addition of Additives
Who manufactures or distributes devices for the automatic, controlled addition of plating solution additives such as anti-pitting agents?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/2/2013
Dissolving Titanium Anode Baskets
Has anyone experienced titanium anode baskets dissolving in a nickel sulfamate plating bath with a pH of 2.5 and no current flowing?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/13/2013
Plating Bath Additives
Where can I learn more about additives to plating baths? I want to formulate some of my own and avoid the high prices charged by plating chemical vendors.
Ask an Expert Published: 12/11/2012
Cost of Plating
We have been barrel plating flat parts, but the parts do not meet the customer’s corrosion requirements, and we now have to resort to rack plating. Can you provide a brief explanation for the significant difference in cost?
Ask an Expert Published: 12/5/2012
College Pilot Plating Study
What are the requirements for college students to start a pilot study to conduct experiments on a laboratory scale? We also need process flowcharts for various plating baths on different base materials and information on how to use a Hull cell.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/15/2012
New to Plating
Please suggest some techniques for copper and tin plating and good plating techniques in general.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/14/2012
Chloride Concentrations
Can you give me a titration procedure to check chloride concentrations in the PC-667 acid copper bath?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/1/2012
More on Magnetic Parts
In the November 2011 issue of Products Finishing I briefly discussed problems with plating magnetic parts. One of my readers (also a student of mine some 25 years ago) sent me an email mentioning some other causes of parts becoming magnetic. One has...
Ask an Expert Published: 2/27/2012
Zinc Plating and Crystal Growth Revisited
In the February issue, I answered a question regarding formation of excess crystals in a potassium chloride zinc plating bath. I recently received additional information from one of the plating shops regarding its problem.
Ask an Expert Published: 5/24/2011
Brighteners and Solder Failure
A customer claims that brightener and grain refiner concentrations in a plating bath will affect the solderability of the plated surface.
Ask an Expert Published: 5/24/2011

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