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Published: 1/1/2013

Just Peachy in South Carolina as Palmetto Plating thrives on ingenuity, automotives
More than 1 million of them pass through tanks each year at Palmetto, which specializes in anodizing, black oxide, chromate conversion coatings, decorative and hard chrome, electroless nickel, pickling, and passivation.

Published: 12/1/2012

nCoP Takes the Hex Out of Chrome Plating
Electrodeposited nanocrystalline cobalt-phosphorus (nCoP) has emerged as a viable environmental alternative to hard chromium coatings for both line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) applications. The coatings’ material properties revealed ...

Published: 12/1/2012

NASF REPORT: NASF Collaborates with Canadian Finishers
The CASF “Forum” conference in Toronto provided an informative overview of compliance issues and emerging regulatory issues. Also: NASF coordinating with Nickel Institute on nickel salts, metals data.

Published: 12/1/2012

Hard Lessons in Hardcoating
Michael Kelner decided in 2007 to invest in a hardcoat aluminum anodizing shop in Minneapolis, despite having no coating experience whatsoever. Today, after investing more than $4 million and 10 months after construction started, Kelner has new equi...

Published: 11/1/2012

Back from the Brink of Finishing Death
Alpha Metal Finishing is celebrating its 36th anniversary and, after battling the ups and downs of sales, coupled with tumultuous management practices and the untimely illness of company founder Bob Wood that almost forced the its extinction, the co...

Published: 11/1/2012

DeFelsko Launches Cloud-Based Thickness Gages and Inspection Instruments
New wireless features enable users to synchronize readings with its cloud-based website, download updates with the latest features and functionality, and wirelessly communicate any wireless-connected device.

Published: 11/1/2012

Caterpillar Is Back on the Coatings Prowl
Caterpillar has been developing and applying advanced wear coatings to extend the service life and performance of its machine components, whether new or remanufactured, for decades. Now Caterpillar’s advanced wear coatings are available to others th...

Published: 10/18/2012

Finishing Touch
Tornos is not an everyday name in the surface finishing industry, but the company is well known as a machine tool builder, with some of the best machines in the world coming out of its European headquarters.

Published: 10/1/2012

U.S. EPA Tightens Chromium Air Standards for Coatings
NASF Highlights Weak Rationale to White House

Published: 10/1/2012

EN-Boron Coatings Take Shine Off Hard Chrome
In the search for the “next best thing,” some platers are turning to an electroless nickel bath with boron, often with remarkable success and outstanding results. Thus, the reintroduction of NiB as a cost-effective Chrome replacement.