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Published: 7/1/2017

Turbine Repairs Call for Selective Brush Plating Solution
IPS uses in situ repairs to minimize downtime and maintain revenue flows.

Published: 6/1/2017

Replacing Hex Chrome for Aerospace Applications
A collaboration develops between NASA and the European Space Agency to test and evaluate coating systems as replacements for hex chrome coatings in aerospace applications.

Published: 5/1/2017

Paul Brancato Leads Epner and NASF
Epner Technology co-owner is tapped as new NASF president. His main goal is to improve communications to its members and those who are non-members.

Published: 2/1/2017

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.

Published: 1/1/2017

Better Alloy Control of Alkaline Zinc Nickel Baths
The factors that influence nickel content in deposits from alkaline non-cyanide zinc nickel baths.

Published: 12/1/2016

Top Surface Finishing Innovations of 2016
We look back at the industry’s top new products and services for the past year.

Published: 10/1/2016

Anodized Metal Maiden
Minnesota woman opens Premier Anodizing to complement her existing chain maille business and hoped to increase production of jump rings for jewelry to 1,000 a week. Now the business produces over a million a day.

Published: 9/1/2016

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.

Published: 8/1/2016

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.

Published: 8/1/2016

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.