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Published: 8/1/2009

PVD + UV Paint = New Business
Automation, other technologies boost finisher

Published: 5/1/2008

Ramping Up PVD
Big chamber to advance physical vapor deposition applications

Published: 9/1/2007

Re-Thinking Precision Cleaning of Tools Prior to Coating for Increased Throughput and Superior Adhesion
In the cutting tool world, an appropriately coated tool can allow increased feed of product and speed of cutting up to 50 percent, and can increase tool life up to 10 times. At HTL, the new Miraclean cleaning line has eliminated manual scrubbing lab...

Published: 12/1/2005

Reinventing Chrome Coatings
Low-temperature arc vapor deposition can provide an alternative to hexavalent chromium plating.

Published: 12/1/2005

Transforming Aerospace Metal Finishing Processes
Replacement technologies and improved conventional wet processes move forward in a challenging marketplace.

Published: 2/1/2005

What to do about Hard Chromium
EPA and OSHA are placing heavy restrictions on hard chromium plating. Here are some options available to platers...  

Published: 9/1/2003

Reproducible Decorative PVD Coatings
Anytime and anywhere, PVD coatings on brass, zinc, stainless steel and ABS plastic can be reproduced...

Published: 9/1/2002

Tooling Up a Tough Thin Film
These thin-film coatings applied using PVD and CVD processes are tougher and longer lasting than your average tool coating…

Published: 6/1/2002

Vacuum Impregnation
Question: What is vacuum impregnation?

Published: 4/1/2002

The EN Plating Edge
Electrochemical Finishing experimented with several electroless nickel baths until it found one that produced maximum brightness even after 12 turnovers…