MicroCare Launches Stereze Surface Cleaning Line

MicroCare has launched its Stereze line of alcohol-based workplace cleaning products, which it says are safe for use on electronics, plastic and metal.


AOTCO Metal Finishing Acquires Plating for Electronics

AOTCO Metal Finishing has acquired Plating for Electronics, allowing clients of either firm to now make use of the capabilities of both.


Kevin Pattee Joins Ronatec

Pattee vast experience in electronics, rectification, ovens and other fields.


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.


GF Piping Smart Sensor Electronics Increase Process Control

GF Piping supplies a range of products for industrial process control.


Bowman G Series XRF Designed for Electronics, Semiconductors, Connectors

Bowman coating thickness measurement system offers flexibility for measuring a variety of sample sizes, shapes and quantities.  


Bowman Supplies Goddard Space Flight Center With XRF Technology

At Goddard, the Model P will precisely analyze ENIG, ENEPIG and alloys on printed circuit boards. 

Exair Cabinet Coolers Fit in Tight Spaces with Side Mount Kit

Exair’s NEMA 4X cabinet cooler is designed purge and cool electrical control panels, protecting sensitive electronics from heat, dirt and moisture.


Sealed Cabinets Protect Liquid-Cooled Recifiers

SASSC liquid-cooled DC power conversion systems from Process Electronics Corp. (PEC) are designed for a range of surface finishing applications, including electroplating, electropainting, anodizing and galvanizing.

Devices Offer Diagnostics for Improved pH/ORP Monitoring, Control

GF Piping Systems will feature Signet 2751 DryLoc pH/ORP Smart Sensor Electronics at Sur/Fin 2018, designed for probe health, glass impedance and broken glass detection for improved pH/oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) monitoring and control.

Benchtop Analyzers Handle Complex Parts, Ultra-Thin Coatings

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science’s benchtop FT110A and FT150 energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analyzers can be used for measuring a range of metal finishing and electronics applications.

New Mirror-Coating Technology Promises Dramatic Improvements in Telescopes

At UC Santa Cruz, an electrical engineer has teamed up with astronomers to improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry


Liquid Cold Plates Provide Cooling for High-Power Electronics

D6 Industries’ HydroTrak liquid cold plates are designed to better cool power electronics to optimize their performance and protect their valuable electronic systems.


Read the Interview: Uyemura's Tony Revier

Revier, who was attending IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries gathering in Washington, D.C. for IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2017 to advocate for a pro-growth, pro-advanced-manufacturing policy agenda.


A Conversation with Don Walsh, Uyemura

Donald Walsh has been with Uyemura International Corp. for 20 years and retires this month as its director of operations. His involvement with the surface finishing industry—and specifically the electronic and circuit board sectors—has been enormous.


Video: Watch New Coating Protect iPhone Dropped into Pint of Guinness

The company says the video is designed to show how the electronics industry can now achieve the IPX-7 (30 minutes submersion in water at a depth of 1 meter) or more of waterproofing that is so required by mobile device manufacturers.


Modified Metals for Space Engineering Produced in Submilliseconds

Scientists from Russia's Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Institute of High Current Electronics, SB RAS, have developed a method to apply wear-resistant coatings on metals, followed by fusing them in the substrate.


Replacing Nickel with Tri-Metal in Electronics Plating

Tri-metal—or white bronze—is becoming an increasingly popular topic and can be used as a replacement for using nickel in plating applications.

Powder Coating

Meridian General Acquires PCS PowderCoat Services

Founded in 1981, PCS serves a wide spectrum of industries including automotive, home improvement, consumer products, sports equipment, musical instruments, electronics, cleaning and sanitizing, and the military.


Plating Pioneer Fred Nobel Passes at 98

Nobel was owner of LeaRonal, Inc. which developed and produced specialty chemical additives and other products used by the connector, printed circuit board, semiconductor, and metal-finishing industries.


New PCB Plating Process Is Reshoring Success for Whelen Engineering

Whelen Engineering was among the thousands of OEMs that sourced its printed circuit boards from Asia until increasing costs led the company to build—greenfield and in-house—America’s first new rigid PCB shop in 15 years.


40 Under 40: Apple's Sean Novak Leads New Generation of Finishing Leaders

Novak has reached the apex of his career (so far) as manager of the surface finishing team at Apple Inc., a Cupertino, California-based conglomerate that designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, software and online services.


Electroplating, Electrochemistry and Electronics - The 15th William Blum Lecture - Part 4 References and Biography

This article is the last of four parts of a re-publication of the 15th William Blum Lecture, presented at the 61st AES Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois, on June 17, 1974. This section contains the reference/citation list and the author biography.


Electroplating, Electrochemistry and Electronics - The 15th William Blum Lecture - Part 3

This article is the third of four parts of a re-publication of the 15th William Blum Lecture, presented at the 61st AES Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois, on June 17, 1974. Dr. George Dubpernell reviews the history and extent of commercial plating, then delves into the electrochemical science, including potentials, overvoltage and connections to electronics.

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