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Purple on Platinum-Plated Anodes
Is there any way to remove a purple compound off our platinum-plated titanium anodes so they can be reused?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/9/2013
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
Experienced Platers
We are a small, specialized, modern plating and machine shop located in the Southwest. Where can we find ndividuals who are qualified and experienced platers?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/1/2012
Training Programs
Where can I get some information about training programs for electroplaters? Our company seems to have a problem with finding individuals who have some basic understanding of the plating process.
Ask an Expert Published: 12/14/2011
Training Programs
Where can I get some information about training programs for electroplaters?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/25/2011
Economics of Phosphating
Can you give me an economic analysis of the advantages of phosphate coatings of steel?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/26/2011
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
Nickel in a Barrel
Our company does a lot of bright nickel plating. One area that we have problems with is the barrel nickel plating of parts that have somewhat complex geometries. For example, the nickel plating on the inside of some parts becomes dark after drying.
Ask an Expert Published: 5/1/2011
Stripping Silver From Copper and Copper Alloys
How does one go about stripping silver plate from copper and copper alloys?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/1/2011

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