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Electroplating

MacDermid Enthone Appoints Six Sigma Program Manager

The company has appointed Dr. Andy Lesko as the Six Sigma Program Manager for North America.
#plating

Mechanical Finishing

Bales to Hold NSFD Educational Event

As part of National Surface Finishing Day (NSFD) celebrations on March 3, Bales Metal Surface Solutions has announced a webinar on the basics of coating, finishing and polishing, as well as a virtual shop tour.
#education #plating #nsfd

Electroplating

NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 3rd Quarterly Report

This report covers the third quarter of project work (October-December 2020) on this project at Wayne State University in Detroit. The objective is to help metal finishing plants to conduct a self-managed sustainability assessment and identify technical solutions for sustainability performance improvement.  The reader is invited to contact Dr. Huang in identifying plating shops willing to participate in this program.
#nasf #plating

Electroplating

NASF Plating Essentials Course Deadline Approaches

The registration deadline for NASF’s Plating Essentials course is February 23. The course offers an overview of critical finishing subjects. 
#nasf #plating

Anodizing

Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Electrochem Solutions

Pioneer Metal Finishing has acquired Electrochem Solutions, expanding its West Coast presence and enhancing its metal finishing capabilities.
#plating

Electroplating

NASF Regulatory Alert February 2021

OSHA Takes First Step to Strengthen  Federal COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines in 2021.
#nasf #regulation #plating

Electroplating

Univertical Hires Regional Sales Manager

Univertical Corp. has hired Bharat Rajghatta as Regional Sales Manager, selling all product lines.
#plating #sales

Electroplating

2021 Hall of Fame Inductees

Products Finishing announces the latest inductees into its Finishing Hall of Fame.
#plating #finishinghalloffame

Electroplating

Pioneer Metal Finishing Purchases Indianhead Plating

Pioneer Metal Finishing has purchased Indianhead Plating, expanding its capabilities to chrome plating in agriculture, heavy equipment and general industry.
#plating

Electroplating

Coating the Webb

From its signature primary mirror to thermal control for its instruments, the James Webb Space Telescope is enabled by gold coatings.
#plating #vacuum-vapor #aerospace

Electroplating

Automated Hard Chrome

Snapshots of the surface finishing industry.
#plating #PhotoFinish

Electroplating

Conductivity in Hard Chrome Plating Baths

Measuring the conductivity of your hard chromium plating bath can help to determine how to best optimize its performance.
#plating

Electroplating

NASF Announces 2021 Finishing Course Catalog

The NASF/AESF Foundation has announced its 2021 industry training schedule.
#nasf #education #plating

Electroplating

Episode 1: Early Days - Insights Into the Surface Finishing Industry

Products Finishing’s On the Line podcast for coaters and finishers discusses evolving trends in surface finishing with interviews with powder coating consultant Rodger Talbert and 2021 Finishing Hall of Fame inductee Bill Saas.  
#plating

Electroplating

HighTech Finishing Hires Simon Haining as President

HighTech Finishing has hired Simon Haining as its new president. Haining will support the company’s focus on innovation for metal plating inside aircrafts.
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Electroplating

EPA Releases New Guide on Imported Articles Containing Surface Coatings Subject to LCPFAC SNUR

EPA has released its final compliance guide for imported articles containing surface coatings subject to the LCPFAC chemical substances SNUR.
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Electroplating

Signashield Coating Eliminates Germs from Alpine's HX5

Alpine’s HX5, when coated with Signature Plating’s Signashield, displays antimicrobial properties that make it suitable for high-contact parts.
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Parts Cleaning

Longer, Cleaner Plating Bath Life

Angelo Magrone of Bales Metal Surface Solutions suggests adding an agitation and filtration system to keep plating pretreatment tanks cleaner, longer.
#asktheexpert #plating

Electroplating

Columbia's Tricol Reclaim Reduces Trivalent Chrome Costs

Columbia Chemical has launched its Tricol Reclaim solution for trivalent chromium plating, which it says lowers process costs between 40 and 60 percent.
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Electroplating

Plastics and Plating on Plastics [1944]

This republished 1944 AES convention paper presents an historic perspective of the early days of plastics in surface finishing - using them and plating on them, in the waning years of World War II.  The discussion reviews the uses of plastics in plating equipment and processing at that time, as well as the coating of the plastics themselves, with accompanying application photos.  You will note that today’s conventional plating-on-plastics processes lay far in the future.  Surprisingly, CVD processes are discussed.
#nasf #masking #plating