Going For the Gold
Snapshots of the surface finishing industry.
Gold plating continues to be a leading finish for critical low-voltage signal transmission applications within the medical, defense, and electronic markets. It enables reliable connections by providing stable electrical conductivity without degradation from oxide formation. Gold plating also provides an excellent active surface for soldering or wire bonding.
Advanced Plating Technologies (APT) offers a wide variety of gold plating from 99.7% pure hard gold to 99.9% pure soft gold including duplex gold. The gold-plated components shown are one of example of many applications APT can provide gold plating for throughout electrical and interconnect markets.
Types of anodizing, processes, equipment selection and tank construction.
White Bronze, Copper-Tin-Zinc Tri-metal: Expanding Applications and New Developments in a Changing Landscape
This paper deals with the renewed interest in applications for white bronze tri-metal (Cu-Sn-Zn alloy).
Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.