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Published: 4/1/2017

What to Consider When Applying a Classic Black Finish
Q. What are the best options for a durable black finish? Uyemura's Rich DePoto answers that question.

Published: 3/1/2017

How to Extend the Life of Electroless Nickel Chemistry
Q. We have been having some issues with our electroless nickel line. We want the bath to last longer, but are afraid of a decrease in quality. How can we help our EN bath last longer while improving our quality?

Published: 1/18/2017

EN Plate-Out on Equipment
Q. We run a low-phosphorous electroless nickel bath and recently pulled quite a few pounds of nickel pellets from our tank after draining. How do we prevent this kind of plate-out?

Published: 12/1/2016

Uniform Thickness Distribution of Brush Plating
Q. Why isn’t my brush-plated deposit uniformly distributed? Derek Vanek from Sifco says in order to achieve uniform deposit thickness, a well-designed, properly-used plating tool is critical.

Published: 11/1/2016

Improving Acid Zinc Coverage and Brightness
Q. We plate our parts in a mixed acid-zinc rack bath, containing both ammonium and potassium chloride. How do we improve our zinc deposit’s clarity, brightness and thickness, especially in the low current density (LCD) areas of our parts without sac...

Published: 9/1/2016

Plating Clinic: Adhesion of Brush Plated Deposits
Q. How well does a brush-plated deposit adhere to the base metal?

Published: 8/1/2016

Plating Clinic: Non-Dyed Versus Dyed Acid Copper
Q. What is the difference between non-dyed vs. dyed acid copper technologies?

Published: 7/1/2016

Plating Clinic: Cleaner Bath Life
Q. My cleaners are not lasting nearly as long as they should. What can I do to lengthen the life of my cleaner bath?

Published: 6/1/2016

Plating Q&A: Reduced Brightness and Thickness
Why aren't our parts as bright as they were before plating?

Published: 5/1/2016

Plating Q&A: Alternatives to Hydrochloric Acid
We need to reduce our first pass defect rate.