Electroplating

The Electroplating Zone is a library of all things plating. Research all types of metal plating and electroplating processes, chemistries and equipment. This site-within-a-site is your ultimate resource for plating articles, suppliers and products. Check out our feature stories, tips from industry experts, and the latest in plating innovations from world-class suppliers.

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Summit 2017

The show includes OEM case studies, materials focused presentations, interactive panel discussions and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.

Hope Flows Where Tragedy Occurred at One World Trade Center

Finisher helped put lasting touch on the World Trade Center memorial.
Experts

How to Use Selective or Brush Plating for Zinc-Nickel

Q. Is there an approved process to repair damaged or defective zinc-nickel on aircraft components?
Experts

How to Pass a 100-Hour Salt Spray Test for Electroless Nickel

Q. One of our most recent requirements is to pass a 100-hour salt spray test with our current medium phosphorus electroless nickel process. Our present EN does not seem to pass this test on a consistent basis. How we can pass this test?
Featured Video

Sun Glo Industrial Plating Survives Trial by Fire

Andy Pozin’s more than three decades in the metal finishing industry nearly came to an end in 2015 when an overnight fire devastated his company and his livelihood.
INNOVATIONS

Uyemura Leads with EU REACH-Compliant Plating Solution

Uyemura and its European affiliate, Umicore, introduce a series of European REACH-compliant (nickel-free) plating solutions for manufacturers of metal components.

MicroLok MZN Finish Designed for High Heat Applications up to 1,400°F

The MicroLok MZN finish from Birchwood Technologies is a fine-grained zinc phosphate coating for iron and steel components.