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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.
Top Surface Finishing Innovations of 2016
We look back at the industry’s top new products and services for the past year.
New PCB Plating Process Is Reshoring Success for Whelen Engineering
Whelen Engineering was among the thousands of OEMs that sourced its printed circuit boards from Asia until increasing costs led the company to build—greenfield and in-house—America’s first new rigid PCB shop in 15 years.
Balancing an Electroless Nickel Bath to Optimize Performance
While today’s EN baths are much more user friendly than they were even 10 years ago, plating shops still strive to maintain consistent, trouble-free operation. The following provides a basic understanding of EN bath control.
Go-To-Guy: Dave Dunn, Operations Manager, Silvex
Dunn began at Silvex (Westbrook, Maine) in 1976 as a driver. Through the years, he has worked as the shipping and receiving manager, production supervisor and in sales.
NASF: Congress Moves to Pass Toxic Chemicals Reform Act Legislation
Efforts to modernize the U.S. rules for chemicals under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) have been underway for the past several years and success is near. On May 24, the House approved the compromise measure by a 403 to 12 vote.