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nCoP Takes the Hex Out of Chrome Plating
Electrodeposited nanocrystalline cobalt-phosphorus (nCoP) has emerged as a viable environmental alternative to hard chromium coatings for both line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) applications. The coatings’ material properties revealed ...
Article Published: 12/1/2012
NASF REPORT: NASF Collaborates with Canadian Finishers
The CASF “Forum” conference in Toronto provided an informative overview of compliance issues and emerging regulatory issues. Also: NASF coordinating with Nickel Institute on nickel salts, metals data.
Article Published: 12/1/2012
Non-chromated Conversion Coating for Magnesium Alloys and Zinc-Nickel Plated Steel
A novel hexavalent chromate-free conversion coating was developed to improve anti-corrosion and adhesive-bonding characteristics of the magnesium alloys and zinc-nickel (Zn-Ni) plated steel substrates. The corrosion behavior of the coated and uncoat...
Article: External Published: 11/13/2012
Plating Bath Parameters Affecting the Performance of Zinc-Nickel Alloys for Post-Plate Fabrication
In recent years, the demand for increased corrosion protection of ferrous substrates has significantly increased. Zinc-nickel alloy plating systems are being chosen to meet this need. Often these component parts are subjected to post-plate forming a...
Article: External Published: 11/1/2012
U.S. EPA Tightens Chromium Air Standards for Coatings
NASF Highlights Weak Rationale to White House
Article Published: 10/1/2012
EN-Boron Coatings Take Shine Off Hard Chrome
In the search for the “next best thing,” some platers are turning to an electroless nickel bath with boron, often with remarkable success and outstanding results. Thus, the reintroduction of NiB as a cost-effective Chrome replacement.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
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
An Introduction to Cyclic Corrosion Testing
CCT is intended to be a more realistic way to perform salt spray tests than traditional, steady-state exposures. Here's a more realistic way to perform salt spray tests traditional, steady-state exposures
Article Published: 7/1/2012
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
Super Finishing: ‘Micro Machining Process’ Vital To Medical Industry
Using high-precision tools and technologies that smoothes a surface—or even intentionally leaves specific controlled amounts of roughness behind—MMP is unlike any treatment on the finishing market.
Article Published: 4/1/2012

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