PLATING RESEARCH

Electroplating

Columbia Chemical Celebrates 45th Anniversary

The company was founded in 1975 when two chemists, William Rosenberg Sr. and Herb Geduld, rented space in a former textile mill.

Electroplating

Winoa’s High-Performance Grit Reduces Blasting Costs

FABTECH 2020: Stainless steel abrasive designed for surface preparation, cleaning or deburring of nonferrous metals.

Liquid Coating

George Koch Sons Customizes Surface Finishing Systems

FABTECH 2020: Company — and divisions PriceWalgren and Jessup — designs, manufactures and installs custom surface finishing equipment for a variety of applications.

Electroplating

Columbia Chemical Brings on Technical Account Manager

Curt Sotera will focus on providing technical service to Columbia’s customers, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in Ohio and the Northeast U.S.

Electroplating

Plateco Customizes Zinc Plating Lines

Company offers customized, fully automated rack electroplating, barrel electroplating and barrel mechanical galvanizing production lines. 

Parts Cleaning

LPI's Enclosed Blast Lift System Protectors Operators

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. 

Powder Coating

Elcometer Oven Logger Optimizes Curing Process

FABTECH 2020: The 215 Oven Logger offers advanced software functionality for coating and curing processes.

Liquid Coating

CCAI Offers English, Spanish Training Manuals

FABTECH 2020: Comprehensive manuals cover system design, pretreatment, powder coating, liquid coatings and equipment.

Electroplating

Valence Surface Technologies Gets Safran Landing Systems Approvals

The approvals cover a range of aerospace finishing processes that Valence Wichita, formerly Chrome Plus International, will now complete. 

Electroplating

LiloTree Provides Corrosion Resistance for Nickel Plating

LiloTree launched a corrosion inhibitor designed to prevent nickel corrosion with a barrier level that passivates and protects nickel plated surfaces.

Powder Coating

Arlington Plating Co. Joins Enameled Steel Partnership

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.

Electroplating

Hard Chrome Enterprises Inc. Acquired

The plating company has served the aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer sectors since 1969. 

Electroplating

Franke Plating Works Set to Expand Indiana Facilities

The expansion will more than double the company’s current production capacity.

Coronavirus Coverage

Epner Technology Pays Tribute to Industry Legend Stephen Candiloro Jr.

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.

Electroplating

Columbia Chemical Granted General Motors Decorative Plating Color Style Approvals

Columbia Chemical has received color approvals from General Motors for its TriCOL Trivalent Chromium Plating Process.

Electroplating

Avoiding Adhesion Failure Due to Paraffin

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. 

Electroplating

Asterion Introduces New Zinc-Nickel Process

Asterion’s TECHNILLOY ZN NI 770 process offers corrosion protection, while delivering consistent and repeatable uniform surfaces.

Electroplating

Aluminum Electroplating Process Reaches 100-gallon Milestone

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.

Electroplating

Polamer Precision Incorporates Selective Plating Into Production Line

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.

Electroplating

The True Cost of SCR Versus Switch-Mode Rectifiers

Replacing old SCR rectifiers may help lower electrical costs, but choosing between modern SCR and SMPS rectifiers requires some careful consideration. 

Electroplating

Copper Anode Filming and Sludge Formation

Clarifying the role of film formation and anode-sludge creation in connection with the use of phosphorus-containing copper anodes in electroplating.

Electroplating

NASF Releases PFAS Sampling and Analysis Plan

New Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) includes the best practices for collecting and analyzing PFAS samples from surface finishing operations.  

Electroplating

A Conversation for International Women in Engineering Day

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.

Electroplating

Forplan AG and STC Dip Spin Join Forces

The two companies have formed a strategic alliance to expand capabilities serving the zinc flake coating industry.