A behind-the-scenes look at post-plating finishes for zinc and zinc-nickel plating.
The company was founded in 1975 when two chemists, William Rosenberg Sr. and Herb Geduld, rented space in a former textile mill.
FABTECH 2020: Stainless steel abrasive designed for surface preparation, cleaning or deburring of nonferrous metals.
FABTECH 2020: Company — and divisions PriceWalgren and Jessup — designs, manufactures and installs custom surface finishing equipment for a variety of applications.
Curt Sotera will focus on providing technical service to Columbia’s customers, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in Ohio and the Northeast U.S.
Company offers customized, fully automated rack electroplating, barrel electroplating and barrel mechanical galvanizing production lines.
FABTECH 2020: Enclosed Blast Lift system includes an operator cab that protects operators from the elements and hazards of blast media and blast booth environment.
Many factors can influence the low current density (LCD) coverage in a trivalent chromium system. Pavco decorative team manager Shane Moore discusses ideas for improving both chloride and sulfate systems.
FABTECH 2020: The 215 Oven Logger offers advanced software functionality for coating and curing processes.
FABTECH 2020: Comprehensive manuals cover system design, pretreatment, powder coating, liquid coatings and equipment.
The approvals cover a range of aerospace finishing processes that Valence Wichita, formerly Chrome Plus International, will now complete.
LiloTree launched a corrosion inhibitor designed to prevent nickel corrosion with a barrier level that passivates and protects nickel plated surfaces.
Arlington Plating Co., known for plating and anodizing, joins established partnership between Enameled Steel and Midwestern Rust Proof. The resulting group will provide a robust list of offerings.
Over many years, well-regarded AESF/NASF contributor Jack Dini contributed a series of fascinating columns to Plating & Surface Finishing, under the title Fact or Fiction?. After his new offering in July, we are happy to offer a second welcome contribution to his output for the NASF, this time on copper.
The expansion will more than double the company’s current production capacity.
David Epner of Epner Technology discusses the work of the late Stephen Candiloro Jr., a giant in the finishing community who passed away due to the coronavirus in April.
Columbia Chemical has received color approvals from General Motors for its TriCOL Trivalent Chromium Plating Process.
For plating applicators, paraffin residue can cause poor adhesion, delayed blistering or other poor-quality performance of the plated deposit, including poor corrosion resistance. Coventya director of business development Greg Terrell explains how to remove paraffin-based lubricants prior to plating.
Asterion’s TECHNILLOY ZN NI 770 process offers corrosion protection, while delivering consistent and repeatable uniform surfaces.
LumiShield recently conducted a demonstration of its Lumidize aluminum electroplating process at the 100-gallon scale, signifying the technology’s readiness for production-scale plating.
NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 1st Quarterly Report
This report (1) introduces the new project and (2) covers the first quarter of project work (April-June 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.
Global aerospace manufacturing company Polamer Precision, has worked with SIFCO ASC to bring a selective plating process in-house for improved output, lead time and quality control.
Replacing old SCR rectifiers may help lower electrical costs, but choosing between modern SCR and SMPS rectifiers requires some careful consideration.
Clarifying the role of film formation and anode-sludge creation in connection with the use of phosphorus-containing copper anodes in electroplating.
New Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) includes the best practices for collecting and analyzing PFAS samples from surface finishing operations.
SIFCO ASC engineers Dr. Ani Zhecheva Brain and Danijela Milosevic-Popovich discuss the challenges of being a woman in a STEM related field, reflect on the achievements of women in engineering and talk about opportunities for women and girls interested in STEM.