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Published: 4/1/2017

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.

Published: 4/1/2017

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...

Published: 4/1/2017

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.

Published: 4/1/2017

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.

Published: 3/1/2017

Surface Finishing Mexico Holds Second Show
Mexican Association for Surface Finishing expects 2,000 visitors.

Published: 3/1/2017

Titanium vs. Lead Anodes in Hard Chrome Plating
Platinized anodes optimize dimensioning and construction for hard chrome plating.

Published: 2/1/2017

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.

Published: 2/1/2017

Reducing Hexavalent Chromium in Military Anodizing Operations
How U.S. Air Force facilities transitioned a dichromate sealer replacement.

Published: 1/1/2017

Better Alloy Control of Alkaline Zinc Nickel Baths
The factors that influence nickel content in deposits from alkaline non-cyanide zinc nickel baths.

Published: 12/1/2016

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.