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.

Arlington Plating Completes Major Expansion

The addition of a 35,000-square-foot facility substantially grows the company’s campus to over 90,000 square feet.

Gardner Business Index: January 2017

Finishing industry expands for the first time since June 2015.
Experts

How to Extend the Life of Electroless Nickel Chemistry

Q. We have been having some issues with our electroless nickel line. We want the bath to last longer, but are afraid of a decrease in quality. How can we help our EN bath last longer while improving our quality?
Experts

How to Barrel Plate Sulfamate Nickel

Q. We have a 400-gallon sulfamate nickel tank used to process ferrous-based parts that are rack plated to 18 microns for a high heat exposure application.
Featured Video

2017 Finishing Industry Economic Forecast

What the team at Gardner Business Intelligence sees ahead for the industrial finishing industry in 2017.
INNOVATIONS

PosiTector SHD Hardness Durometer Measures Non-Metallic Materials

The PosiTector SHD shore hardness durometer from Gardco is a handheld electronic instrument that measures the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials.

OEM Focused PumpSense Offers Predictive Monitoring

Sensor-based system introduces uniquely “smart” and cost effective predictive diagnostics technology to alert pump/blower users to developing problems.