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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
Shadow Plating
On some of our parts, we see what appears to be a “shadow.” What causes this and how can we prevent this from happening?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Wood’s Nickel Strike
When I look in the literature or talk with other platers, I am told that Wood’s nickel is an easy bath to use and shouldn’t cause any problems. Generally, that seems to be the case, but is there any place I can get additional information about the s...
Ask an Expert Published: 2/18/2011
Ionic Liquid Plating
Can ionic liquid plating be used as a replacement for conventional plating?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/18/2011
Where's the Copper Coming From?
We use a cyanide copper strike bath in a couple of our plating processes. Over time the copper concentration increases in the bath. Why?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Filtration Basics
I need some basic information on filtration in the plating shop. My major concern is sulfate copper and Watts nickel.
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Magnetic Moments Revisited
The plating shop says the parts are magnetic when they receive them and the machining operation says they are not magnetic when shipped to the plater. Do you have any words of wisdom as to how we might be able to resolve this problem?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/10/2011
Iron Plating
Question: I have been told that iron plating can be used to rebuild parts.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/1/2002

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