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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
Frederick Gumm, John Horner, Dr. Leslie Lancy, John Lindstedt and Milt Stevenson Sr. were elected by a panel for their contributions to the surface finishing industry.
Better Alloy Control of Alkaline Zinc Nickel Baths
The factors that influence nickel content in deposits from alkaline non-cyanide zinc nickel baths.
80 Years Helping Finishers
Our readers share how Products Finishing has helped their careers as the magazine celebrates its 80th year covering the finishing industry.
Top Surface Finishing Innovations of 2016
We look back at the industry’s top new products and services for the past year.
New PCB Plating Process Is Reshoring Success for Whelen Engineering
Whelen Engineering was among the thousands of OEMs that sourced its printed circuit boards from Asia until increasing costs led the company to build—greenfield and in-house—America’s first new rigid PCB shop in 15 years.
Balancing an Electroless Nickel Bath to Optimize Performance
While today’s EN baths are much more user friendly than they were even 10 years ago, plating shops still strive to maintain consistent, trouble-free operation. The following provides a basic understanding of EN bath control.
Go-To-Guy: Dave Dunn, Operations Manager, Silvex
Dunn began at Silvex (Westbrook, Maine) in 1976 as a driver. Through the years, he has worked as the shipping and receiving manager, production supervisor and in sales.
NASF: Congress Moves to Pass Toxic Chemicals Reform Act Legislation
Efforts to modernize the U.S. rules for chemicals under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) have been underway for the past several years and success is near. On May 24, the House approved the compromise measure by a 403 to 12 vote.
Top Shops Profile: Barry Avenue Plating
Los Angeles-based Barry Avenue Plating was founded in 1947, and Chuck Kearsley is president and Cruz Maldonado is vice president of operations. They opened BAP Aerospace in Mexico in 2012 to serve that region.
Apple's Novak Goes from Shop To Corporate Leader
Sean Novak went from being a young chemical engineer at Anoplate to manager of the surface finishing team at Apple Inc.