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NASF REPORT: SUR/FIN 2012 Excels in Las Vegas
This year’s NASF conference in Las Vegas was said by many to be the “best SUR/FIN” they attended in some time.
Article Published: 8/1/2012
Road Trip! ... to SUR/FIN Las Vegas!
As the NASF SUR/FIN show gets ready to open in a few weeks in Las Vegas, Products Finishing magazine decided to take a ‘Virtual Road Trip’ across the U.S. to surveys job shops and platers to get a 'State of Finishing' status. It seems business is g...
Article Published: 6/1/2012
Cobalt-Free Technology for Trivalent Chromates on Zinc Plating
Corrosion and appearance requirements for plated steel parts continue to increase, while at the same time ever more restrictive environmental regulations are being put into place. As if these hurdles are not challenging enough for both process supp...
Article Published: 4/5/2011
Cr(III) Conversion Layers on Zinc and Zinc Alloys: Evolution and Perspectives
Trivalent chromium conversion layers have successfully replaced hexavalent conversion chromium on zinc and zinc alloys for many applications, especially in the automotive industry since the entry in force of the ELV directive. Different technologie...
Article Published: 3/1/2011
Zinc Electroplating
Choosing the best process for your operation.
Article Published: 2/18/2011
Finisher's Think Tank: Rinsing: An Important Part of the Cycle
The following points may apply to specific metal finishing operations, such as: plating, painting and powder coating, anodizing, colorizing, oxidizing and other specialties.
Article Published: 1/31/2011
The Challenge of Electroplating Cast Iron Components
Manufacturing from cast materials is a cost-effective method to form complex shaped components.
Article Published: 12/23/2010
Shaving the Whisker Problem
Whiskers are a problem that has plagued the plating industry for several years, and it isn’t something that a good shave and a haircut will solve. However, research is continuing to improve on ways to prevent them.
Article Published: 9/1/2010
Prize Winning Finish for Geomet
What started out in Europe and South America as an award-winning water based, zinc and aluminum-rich, chromium-free finish is now available to support North American automaker’s strategies to improve corrosion protection on their vehicles.
Article Published: 8/1/2010
A New Spin on Zinc Post-Treatment
Automated processing can improve quality, reduce waste.
Article Published: 7/1/2009

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