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Chromium-free Etching and Palladium-free Plating of Plastics
Plastics are replacing metals in the manufacture of many parts, and quite often there is a need for metallic coatings on the plastics and other non-conductors. This paper will describe new processes of preparing ABS plastic substrates for subsequent...
Article: External Published: 8/13/2014
Hex Chromium-Free Sealants for Defense and Aerospace
Results of second phase of research conducted by top defense contractors.
Article Published: 8/1/2014
Toxic Heavy Metal Free Stabilized Electroless Nickel Processes
This paper will introduce an advanced alternative to Pb and Cd-free electroless nickel processes, which is completely free of toxic heavy metal (THM) stabilizers. The process and deposit characteristics will be discussed and compared to the traditio...
Article: External Published: 6/16/2014
Greener Hard Chromium Plating
By improving tribological properties as well as corrosion resistance, hard chromium plating can lower energy consumption of moving parts and machinery, reduce the need to replace parts frequently, leading to reduced waste and improved efficiency.
Article: External Published: 5/23/2014
The Electroless Deposition of Nickel-Phosphorus-Tungsten Alloys
This paper describes the successful electroless co-deposition of tungsten within a nickel-phosphorus matrix to yield several advantageous properties.
Article: External Published: 4/1/2014
The Tribology of Contact Finishes for Electronic Connectors Part II: The Effects of Underplate, Topography and Lubrication
This paper is an expanded treatment of the second part of the William Blum Lecture Dr. Antler presented at Sur/Fin 1988 by Dr. Morton Antler. Subjects covered include substrate and lubrication effects on the tribology of contact finishes.
Article: External Published: 1/27/2014
NOx Scrubbing Technology Breakthrough
This paper presents research findings and practical results that address the treatment of the problematic greenhouse gases nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2).
Article: External Published: 1/24/2014
The Tribology of Contact Finishes for Electronic Connectors Part I: Mechanisms of Friction and Wear
This paper is an expanded treatment of the first part of the William Blum Lecture presented at SUR/FIN 1988 in Los Angeles by Dr. Morton Antler, 1987 AESF Scientific Achievement Award recipient. The subjects covered include friction, mechanical wear...
Article: External Published: 1/7/2014
Evaluation of Atmospheric Corrosion on Electroplated Zinc and Zinc-Nickel Coatings by Electrical Resistance (ER) Monitoring
This paper is a peer-reviewed and edited version of a presentation delivered at NASF Sur/Fin 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., on June 12, 2013.
Article: External Published: 1/7/2014
Electrodeposition of Ni-Fe-Mo-W Alloys - Part 3
3rd Quarterly Report - AESF Research Project #R-117 This paper was submitted to NASF and the AESF Foundation Research Board in October 2013 as a 3rd-quarter report of AESF Research Project #R-117.
Article: External Published: 12/1/2013

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