Fundamentals

Looking to find out about the fundamentals of electroplating, liquid and powder coating, anodizing, mechanical finishing, and all the other aspects of surface finishing. This Fundamentals Zone offers expert advice on the basics of all of these finishing processes.

Fundamentals of Powder Coating

Equipment and process advances drive applications.

Chromium Plating

An overview of decorative and hard chromium electroplating processes.

Video Tutorials

View these video tutorials to get an understanding of how these finishing process actually work in modern day job shops and OEM operations.

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AES Research Project 3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, Part 2, General Considerations

This is Part 2 of a four-part article consisting of the full report of AES Research Project #3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, done at the University of Michigan in the mid-1940s, following the end of World War II. It outlines the general concepts involved on plate adhesion.

AES Research Project 3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, Part 1, Bibliography

This is Part 1 of a four-part article consisting of the full report of AES Research Project #3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, done at the University of Michigan in the mid-1940s, following the end of World War II. It consists of the complete bibliography compiled during the project.

AES Research Project 3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, Prologue

This is the prologue for a four-part article consisting of the full report of AES Research Project #3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, done at the University of Michigan in the mid-1940s, following the end of World War II.