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Published: 6/18/2019

Beyond Ni/Au: Next Generation Corrosion-Resistant Finishes for Electronics Applications
This paper describes several next-generation approaches to increasing the corrosion-resistance of electroplated articles using various methods in the search for finishes to replace the Ni/Au industry standard.

Published: 6/18/2019

Toward Automatic Control of Nickel Plating Processes
Technological advances in electronics manufacturing and the design of automobiles have brought about a trend toward very narrow specifications and increasingly stringent requirements on the quality of electrodeposited layers of nickel.

Published: 6/18/2019

Self-Induced Repair of Printed Circuit Boards
This is a re-publication of the 1992 AESF Gold Medal Award paper for best paper published in Plating & Surface Finishing in 1991.  It introduces a then-new technique for repairing near-opens (constrictions) in the wiring on printed cir...

Published: 6/18/2019

Surface Finishing in the 2000s - As Predicted in 1992
In the December 1992 issue of Plating and Surface Finishing, a series of articles was published, predicting the future of the global surface finishing industry in the 21st century, then due to arrive in less than a decade.

Published: 6/14/2019

Makeover Reaps Rewards for New Mexico Plating Shop
Manufacturing Extension Partnership gave Theta Plate a blueprint for its manufacturing process and helped it see where efficiencies could be introduced, in a process called value stream mapping.

Published: 6/14/2019

Electrolytic Versus Electroless Nickel Plating
Electroless and electrolytic nickel platings are effective at significantly improving a part’s strength and durability, but the differences between the two processes are important to distinguish.

Published: 6/14/2019

Solving the Challenge of Carbonate Buildup in Zinc-Nickel Plating Baths
Plating shop designs a refrigerated drum crystallization method with a flow-through tank that treats a continuous flow of plating bath rather than separate batches.

Published: 6/1/2019

Changes Bring Out the Best for Plating Shop
Arizona’s CRC Surface Technologies Improves Performance, Profits with Management Changes

Published: 6/1/2019

Impact of Intermetallic Species on Cast Aluminum Alloys for Anodizing Applications
Alloys with higher silicon concentrations can inhibit the growth of anodic oxide films under galvanostatic and potentiostatic conditions.

Published: 5/19/2019

The Relationship Between Vickers Hardness and Universal Hardness
The Vickers indenter hardness test, based on indenter displacement under test load (universal hardness), is being used for an increasing number of applications.  The new method is also subject to much discussion among the experts.  An impo...