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Nickel Plating Problem
We have a problem with our acid nickel bath. What was once a bright nickel color is now a gray color, although it still looks bright. When we set the rectifier to the correct amperage for the load, the parts appear to burn. Also, we can only leave t...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/25/2013
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
Solution Agitation
How can we improve the agitation of our plating solutions?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/12/2012
Plating on Tellurium Copper Alloys
A reader's method for plating tellurium copper alloys is better than Arthur Kushner's original suggestion.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/19/2012
College Pilot Plating Study
What are the requirements for college students to start a pilot study to conduct experiments on a laboratory scale? We also need process flowcharts for various plating baths on different base materials and information on how to use a Hull cell.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/15/2012
New to Plating
Please suggest some techniques for copper and tin plating and good plating techniques in general.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/14/2012
Plating on Tellurium Copper Alloys Plating on Tellurium Copper Alloys
I cannot achieve uniform adhesion of either Wood’s nickel or cyanide copper on C14500, tellurium-bearing copper. I clean using reverse current followed by 11 percent HCl, a Wood’s nickel strike and a silver strike. After stripping the failed plate a...
Ask an Expert Published: 2/29/2012
Copper and Bright Dips
Can you suggest a good formulation for bright dipping of copper alloys? I require a bright dip that will give me good polishing of the copper surface.
Ask an Expert Published: 2/1/2012
Electroless Nickel on Aluminum
s there a special process for plating electroless nickel on aluminum?
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

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