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Electroplating

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.
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Liquid Coating

Drivers of Change

Is your metal finishing software ready for an upgrade?
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Electroplating

Automated Electroplating Systems

Simultaneous engineering reduces energy and resource consumption.
#basics #energy

Electroplating

Faraday's Children (and Nickel): The 40th William Blum Lecture

This article is a republication of the 40th William Blum Lecture, presented at the 86th AESF Annual Convention in Detroit, Michigan on June 21, 1999. In this lecture, Dr. George DiBari describes the search for the ideal nickel anode material and the outlook for survival of nickel plating at the end of the 20th century.
#surfin #basics

Electroplating

The Systems View in Automotive Finishes: Essential, but Overlooked - The 38th William Blum Lecture

This article is a re-publication of the 38th William Blum Lecture, presented at the 84th AES Annual Convention in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1997.  This lecture reviews a number of works in automotive finishing R&D in which understanding of the overall system was absolutely essential to success, from classical nickel-chromium plating to work in vacuum/electroplated hybrids for plated plastics, electrogalvanized zinc and hard chromium in stamping dies.
#automotive #basics #surfin

Electrocoating

Author: Time for EPA to Lead in 'Real World' Safety Standards

"I implore our new administration in Washington to take the lead and bring good sense and reason back into the regulatory process."
#pollutioncontrol #basics #regulation

Electroplating

AES Research Project 3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, Part 4, Commentary on Measurement

This is Part 4 of a four-part article consisting of the full report of AES Research Project #3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, done at the University of Michigan in the mid-1940s, following the end of World War II. It contains a commentary by industry people on the published methods for measuring adhesion.
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Electroplating

AES Research Project 3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, Part 3, Publications Review on Measurement

This is Part 3 of a four-part article consisting of the full report of AES Research Project #3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, done at the University of Michigan in the mid-1940s, following the end of World War II. It reviews the published methods for measuring adhesion.
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Electroplating

AES Research Project 3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, Part 2, General Considerations

This is Part 2 of a four-part article consisting of the full report of AES Research Project #3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, done at the University of Michigan in the mid-1940s, following the end of World War II. It outlines the general concepts involved on plate adhesion.
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Electroplating

AES Research Project 3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, Part 1, Bibliography

This is Part 1 of a four-part article consisting of the full report of AES Research Project #3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, done at the University of Michigan in the mid-1940s, following the end of World War II. It consists of the complete bibliography compiled during the project.
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Electroplating

AES Research Project 3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, Prologue

This is the prologue for a four-part article consisting of the full report of AES Research Project #3, Adhesion of Electrodeposits, done at the University of Michigan in the mid-1940s, following the end of World War II.
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Electroplating

Crack Formation during Electrodeposition and Post-deposition Aging of Thin Film Coatings - 5th Quarterly Report

This NASF-AESF Foundation research project report covers the fifth quarter of project work (January-March) on this AESF Foundation Research project at the University of Houston. The objective of the work is to study fundamental and practical aspects of crack formation in electrodeposited thin films.
#nasf #basics

Electroplating

Surface Finishing Mexico Holds Second Show

Mexican Association for Surface Finishing expects 2,000 visitors.

Electrocoating

Differences in Masking and Plug Materials

Q. Can you explain the differences between masking caps and plugs?
#masking #basics

Electroplating

Better Alloy Control of Alkaline Zinc Nickel Baths

The factors that influence nickel content in deposits from alkaline non-cyanide zinc nickel baths.
#basics #masking #pollutioncontrol

Liquid Coating

Celebrating the First 80 Years

Oak is the traditional gift for someone turning 80 years old, as it symbolizes longevity and strength, two hallmarks of what we feel our magazine has been with the surface finishing industry since its debut in 1936.

Liquid Coating

80 Years Helping Finishers

Our readers share how Products Finishing has helped their careers as the magazine celebrates its 80th year covering the finishing industry.
#curing #pollutioncontrol #basics

Electroplating

Electrodeposition of Ni-Fe-Mo-W Alloys - Part 10

Tenth Quarterly Report - AESF Research Project #R-117. This NASF-AESF Foundation research project report covers the tenth quarter of project work (April-June 2015). In this period, Graduate student Avinash Kola has continued work on the influence of deposition conditions on the properties of the Ni-W alloys.
#surfin #nasf #basics

Electroplating

The Characterization of the Stannous Chloride/ Palladium Chloride Catalysts for Electroless Plating

The paper is a 1975 study of just how the tin chloride / palladium chloride system worked for plated plastics, and which systems were most effective in doing the job.
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Liquid Coating

Low Temperature Curing of Hydrogen Silsesquioxane Surface Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Aluminum

This paper discusses vitreous enameling of hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ).
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