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EN-Boron Coatings Take Shine Off Hard Chrome
In the search for the “next best thing,” some platers are turning to an electroless nickel bath with boron, often with remarkable success and outstanding results. Thus, the reintroduction of NiB as a cost-effective Chrome replacement.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
Medical Coatings Can be the Cure for Plating Shops
Medical Coatings Help Artistic Plating in Milwaukee Focus on the Future, and the transformation has also coincided with the emergence of John Lindstedt’s son, Matt, as the future leader of the company.
Article Published: 9/1/2012
Gas And Oil Platers Are Striking Black Gold in Texas
Houston Plating & Coatings and CEO Bill Howard are reaping the boom in oil and gas industry by running at capacity in its Houston plant, expanding capacity at its Humble plant by 50 percent, and building a new, 80,000-sq-ft plant in Louisiana that w...
Article Published: 8/1/2012
NASF REPORT: SUR/FIN 2012 Excels in Las Vegas
This year’s NASF conference in Las Vegas was said by many to be the “best SUR/FIN” they attended in some time.
Article Published: 8/1/2012
Road Trip! ... to SUR/FIN Las Vegas!
As the NASF SUR/FIN show gets ready to open in a few weeks in Las Vegas, Products Finishing magazine decided to take a ‘Virtual Road Trip’ across the U.S. to surveys job shops and platers to get a 'State of Finishing' status. It seems business is g...
Article Published: 6/1/2012
Electrodeposition and Characterization of Nickel–Titania Nanocomposite Coatings from Gluconate Baths
Ni-TiO2 nanocomposites with varying titania content were electrodeposited on copper substrates employing a gluconate electrolyte. The changes in microstructure and corrosion behavior of electrodeposited nickel with respect to titania addition were s...
Article: External Published: 10/24/2011
Nickel Electroplating
Applications, plating solutions, brighteners, good operating practices and troubleshooting.
Article Published: 9/29/2011
Development of Ni-Based High Wear Resistance Composite Coatings
Hard chromium replacements have been actively sought for decades. In this, the Final Report for the AESF Foundation’s first Research Project since the formation of the NASF, the authors present the results of their extensive research into novel pla...
Article: External Published: 8/31/2011
2020 Vision: Electroless Nickel
Electroless nickel is a very mature product and continues to find new applications, but has stayed fairly consistent in North America over the last decade.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
2020 Vision: Electroless Nickel (2)
There are primary directions EN technology can move and, in all likelihood, all will move in parallel: Optimized or unique deposit characteristics; Optimized bath performance; Eco-responsible technology.Optimized deposit characteristics would likely...
Article Published: 5/18/2011

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