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Parts Cleaning

Dr. Phil To The Rescue for Electroplaters

Techmetals’ president Phil Brockman is often the last electroplater that some customers visit on their search for solutions to persistent finishing issues or to plate unique parts. But it’s easy to see why most major aerospace, medical, defense, oil/gas, mold shops, and automotive manufacturers end up at Techmetals’ expansive facilities in Dayton, Ohio.
#masking #aerospace #military

Parts Cleaning

Cleaning Prior to PVD/CVD Coating

Determining the cleanliness and chemical de-coating of PVD/CVD layers.
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Why Vacuum Coating?

There is common interest among platers and vacuum coaters.
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Bringing You the Future of Coatings with PVD

Products Finishing partners with Society of Vacuum Coaters
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Progress in Replacing Decorative Electroplating Chrome Coatings on Plastics with Physical Vapor Deposition Coatings

Decorative electroplated chrome coatings on plastics have been produced for decades. For environmental reasons, there has been a shift away from hexavalent chrome (Cr6) to trivalent chrome (Cr3) with increased investments towards elemental chrome PVD coatings to maintain the true chrome appearance.
#vacuum-vapor #sustainability

Vacuum Deposition and Coating Options

This overview takes a look at vacuum deposition technologies as processes that may be used to create coatings that can be substituted for or enhances the properties of electroplated coatings. Initially, this work discusses trends in metal finishing and environmental regulation.
#regulation #vacuum-vapor #sustainability

Parts Cleaning

Mechanical Vapor Recompression Evaporation

MVRE is underutilized in the treatment of industrial wastewaters that are typical of metal fabricating and finishing industries. Increasing energy costs, rapidly decreasing freshwater resources, and growing sensitivity towards the environmental impact of industrial management practices are the driving forces in the development of more sustainable technology.
#energy #sustainability #vacuum-vapor

“True Black” PVD Coating Has Arrived

After 10 years, Vapor Technologies says it has hit the mark with the world’s first true-black advanced “low-temperature arc vapor deposition” (LTAVD) coating.
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Powder Coating

Are Ionic Liquids Right for Your Parts Cleaning Job?

Ionic liquids have also been considered for parts cleaning applications because of their negligible vapor pressure, high thermal and electrochemical stability, and low melting points of less than 100°C.
#vacuum-vapor #basics

Parts Cleaning

Closing the Cleaning Loop

To help optimize its solvent vapor degreasing process while minimizing solvent exposure in the workplace and the environment, Miba Bearings US uses Dowper SVG double-stabilized perchloroethylene in the Safecare system from Safechem North America LLC, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co.
#vacuum-vapor #pollutioncontrol

Electrocoating

Wheel Exchange Program Taking Off for Coaters

Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes in the program.
#vacuum-vapor

Anodizing

2020 Vision: Vacuum Coatings

Across all industries – medical device, automotive, electronics, military and aerospace ‑ electronic components are becoming smaller in size, but more complex in application capabilities.
#automotive #vacuum-vapor #electronics

Electrocoating

PCX PREVIEW: Precision Cleaning

In the finishing world, there are four common precision cleaning processes: hydrocarbon, aqueous, semi-aqueous, and vapor degreasing. Each has its strengths and disadvantages, but one of the biggest problems with aqueous and semi-aqueous cleaning is the quantity of electricity they take.
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Liquid Coating

Coating PVC Foam Boards

I am interested in coating PVC foam boards with paint. I heard that vacuum coating is a process that will work for this application. Can you direct me to a company that can either supply the equipment to vacuum coat, or provide the service to vacuum coat?
#vacuum-vapor

Electroplating

An Overview of Hard Chromium Plating Using Trivalent Chromium Solutions

For more than forty years, academic and industrial researchers from all over the world have taken a strong interest in alternative processes for hard chromium plating using hexavalent ions. The benefits of substitute processes are obvious, as the toxic and carcinogenic aspects of hexavalent chromium are well known.
#vacuum-vapor #research

Electroplating

PVD + UV Paint = New Business

Automation, other technologies boost finisher
#vacuum-vapor #curing #racking

Liquid Coating

Vacuum Coating

I am interested in coating PVC foam boards with paint. I heard that vacuum coating is a process that will work for this application. Can you direct me to a company that can either supply the equipment to vacuum coat, or provide the service to vacuum coat? Are you aware of any other methods that could be used to coat these boards?
#vacuum-vapor

Liquid Coating

Paint Over Chrome

We currently use an aqueous cleaning system for our chrome plated parts before wet coat mask painting. The system is designed for exterior automotive adhesion specs. Can a modern vapor degreasing system provide the same adhesion?
#automotive #vacuum-vapor

Parts Cleaning

Chlorinated Paraffin/Vacuum Heat Treating

What is confusing me is the apparent rust pattern that develops on these parts. Can you advise me on this?
#vacuum-vapor

Anodizing

Ramping Up PVD

Big chamber to advance physical vapor deposition applications
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