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Medina Plating Earns No. 1 Top Shops Status
Medina Plating’s operational performance earned it the distinction of being the No. 1 shop in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey conducted in late 2016.
Fixing Electroless Nickel Adhesion Issues
A shop plated a carburized AISI 8620 steel alloy with 15 microns of an 8-percent NiP electroless nickel deposit and acceptance by its customer. Now, the OEM requires that the shop switch to an EN deposit in the range of 5 percent. Coventya's Brad Du...
Hohman Plating Practices Are Astronomical
Hohman Plating holds a client roll not for the weak of heart, which is why it has been named a Products Finishing Top Shop again in 2017 and earned honors for its Practices and Performance over the past year.
2017 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey: Investments, Profits Are Trending Up
Analysis: Trends show more consistencies than differences over time; shops are increasing capital expenditures each year, with shops ranking at the top spending at 10 percent of gross sales.
Surface Finishing Mexico Holds Second Show
Mexican Association for Surface Finishing expects 2,000 visitors.
Titanium vs. Lead Anodes in Hard Chrome Plating
Platinized anodes optimize dimensioning and construction for hard chrome plating.
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.
Reducing Hexavalent Chromium in Military Anodizing Operations
How U.S. Air Force facilities transitioned a dichromate sealer replacement.
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.