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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.
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.
EN Plate-Out on Equipment
Q. We run a low-phosphorous electroless nickel bath and recently pulled quite a few pounds of nickel pellets from our tank after draining. How do we prevent this kind of plate-out?
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...
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.
Plating Clinic: Adhesion of Brush Plated Deposits
Q. How well does a brush-plated deposit adhere to the base metal?
Plating Clinic: Non-Dyed Versus Dyed Acid Copper
Q. What is the difference between non-dyed vs. dyed acid copper technologies?
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?
Plating Q&A: Reduced Brightness and Thickness
Why aren't our parts as bright as they were before plating?
Plating Q&A: Reducing Pitting in Thick EN Deposits
Is there anything we can do to reduce or eliminate pitting in thick EN deposits?