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Fume suppressants and high-speed catalysts are produced for hard chrome plating, decorative chrome plating and anodizing applications.
Luster-On Aluminescent is manufactured in powder form to provide economical and easy-to-use product.
Unit only energizes the X-Ray tube during measurements to increase tube life.
Walchem’s controllers easily tie into a LAN, DCS or other PLC system, providing remote communications access for monitoring and control.
As we recover from the coronavirus epidemic, how many companies will use lessons learned during this time to reevaluate the way they do business?
With concern over germs at an all time high, antimicrobial coatings are gaining interest. One company, Vitracoat, explains how its VitraGUARD line of coatings uses a spherical silver-ion based ingredient to disrupt the grown and reproduction of bacteria.
Metal finisher worked with several architects and consultants in designing new facility, and then called in CJI Process Systems to design, fabricate and install the anodizing lines and equipment.
Expertos del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) compartirán el próximo 8 de mayo información que ayudará a entender los protocolos de salubridad a seguir para un retorno saludable al trabajo.
Mark Mortensen of All-Color Powder Coating, one of Products Finishing's Powder Coating Top Shops, says communication is key to success.
Over many years, AESF/NASF stalwart Jack Dini contributed a series of fascinating columns to Plating & Surface Finishing, under the title Fact or Fiction?. What follows is a welcome addition to his output for the NASF. Still the prolific writer, Jack discusses celebrities (both scientists and non-scientists) who once worked in electroplating.
Originally published in 1980, this paper was the second on AES Research Project #41, plating on aluminum, at the National Institute for Science and Technology. A study of the morphologies of zinc and tin immersion deposits on Al and its alloys showed that zinc formed epitaxial deposits on alloys, as noted on pure Al. Similarities exist between the zincate and stannate processes; in particular, the same crystallography orientations are active in both systems. Comparisons between zinc deposits produced from solutions containing ferric chloride and Rochelle salts and deposits from the same solution without these additions show that ferric chloride plays a fundamental role in the deposition process.
Originally published in 1978, this paper was the first of several on AES Research Project #41, a study of plating on aluminum, at the National Institute for Science and Technology. A review of immersion pretreatments for the plating on aluminum is presented. The zincate pretreatments dominate the literature, but innovations were reported which offer improved adhesion and corrosion performance. Finally, an updated bio on Dr. Lashmore’s work through the years is offered.
Steve Leonetti, CEF, MBA, has spent the past 30+ years in the electroplating and surface finishing industry, and joined IMC MetalsAmerica, a leading copper rod and copper anode supplier, as executive vice president in 2016.
The manufacturing industry has been crucial to responding to COVID-19. Read about the efforts of Therma-Tron-X, Nordson and HMG Paints and hear from GBM President Rick Kline.
PF checks in with Michael Guckes, chief economist for Gardner Intelligence for an update on how the manufacturing industry is trending during the coronavirus situation.
Scott Papst says Aquaease Infinity cleaners reduce cleaning cost by more than 35%, cut waste and reduce reject rate caused by oil saturated cleaners.
The Products Finishing Tops Shops Benchmarking Survey examined more than 50 metrics to determine the best operating practices of shops in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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For bright nickel process troubleshooting, Doug Lay of Coventya suggests narrowing the scope with a checklist.
Q: Is there a simple technical bulletin or procedure for troubleshooting bright nickel processes that can narrow the scope to identifying the root cause of the problem? A: Narrow the scope! Easy to say, but not always easy to do. Maintaining bright nickel baths can be a challenge for several reasons: The same plating defect can result from several different sources Bright nickel plating is a sensitive and ...READ MORE
Scott McEuen, North American business development manager of zinc flake coatings at Atotech, explains how the quality of zinc flake coatings depends on good adhesion and bonding to the substrate of the fasteners.
When looking to switch from phosphate conversion coatings, Stewart Tymchuk from Dynamix suggests looking at silane-based products for powder coating pretreatments.
A lack of expected brightness is a common malady affecting many alkaline zinc-nickel platers, and MacDermid Enthone’s Adam Blakeley provides some answers to fix it.
Copper anodes produced from pure copper cathodes will result in a copper purity of greater than 99.99% copper, including silver and the alloyed phosphorus, according to Univertical’s André Depew.