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Reliable Plating Works Launches Custom Chrome Division

Reliable Plating Works is opening Custom Chrome, a new department that will serve the chromium needs of independent creators and small businesses.

Electroplating

Technibrite HT 1000 Eases Bright Acid Tin Plating Production

Technibrite HT 1000 from Technic Inc. offers a number of improvements to the bright acid tin-plating process in efficacy, final appearance and usability.

Electroplating

Antimicrobial Properties, Electroless Nickel Durability

LeKem offers antimicrobial electroless nickel, designed for everyday production. Owner Paul Feagins talked to PF about the technology and its efficacy.

Electroplating

A Novel Pretreatment Process for Direct Electrodeposition onto Aluminum Alloys

This paper discusses a novel pretreatment process for direct electrodeposition nickel-phosphorus and nickel from commercial electrolytes onto aluminum alloy (T6061) surfaces without the need for zincate or stannate pretreatment processes.  These coating properties are compared to conventional commercially applied electroless (NiP) using conventional pretreatment processes.

Electroplating

Upcoming NASF Course Sharpens Chromium Plating Skills

NASF is hosting a web-based course on chromium plating skills the first four Tuesdays and Wednesdays in November for operators, supervisors and sales personnel. Registration ends October 20th.

Electroplating

A Conversation With Will Wallace of SAT Plating

SAT Plating general manager Will Wallace talks to Products Finishing about his company’s surface activation technology, plating on composites, and what the changing manufacturing landscape might mean for platers.

Electroplating

3 Tests to Ensure Parts are Clean Prior to Plating

Making sure that all of the pre-processing fluids are removed prior to plating is not as simple as it seems. Richard Held of Haviland Enterprises outlines three tests that can help verify that your parts are clean.

Electroplating

New Modular Cad Line Enables Landing Gear Overhaul Facilty

AerSale recently installed a modular cadmium electroplating line from Ronatec C2C. The new line boasts a complete water recycling system, closed-loop wastewater treatment and an efficient dual microboiler system.

Electroplating

Valence Surface Technologies Discusses Defense, Space Approvals

During the downturn of the commercial aerospace sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valence has used the time to seek new approvals and put some additional focus on the defense and space markets.

Electrocoating

Accessa Founds Equipment Solutions Brand

Accessa has founded Accessa Equipment Solutions, a sibling brand to Accessa Coatings Solutions that should allow them to provide more products and support to their customers.

Electroplating

Happy National Manufacturing Day

Friday October 2 is designated as a day to recognize and celebrate manufacturing industries in the U.S. Products Finishing editor Scott Francis takes moment to reflect on the hard work and resilience of coaters and finishers.

Electroplating

ColWear Wear Plates Offer Exceptional Abrasion Resistance

Wall Colmonoy’s ColWear wear plates offer exceptional abrasion, heat and corrosion resistance while maintaining a light weight.

Electroplating

Products Finishing at IMTS Spark

Products Finishing announces Plating Insights track at IMTS Spark, a digital experience that connects exhibitors and visitors through educational programming, demonstrations and networking opportunities.

Electroplating

Geeking Out About Space Flight

As Products Finishing releases its October aerospace-themed issue, editor-in-chief Scott Francis takes the opportunity to reflect on the finishing industry’s role in aerospace and space markets.

Electroplating

Brush Plating with Metal Matrix Composites

Hard chrome has been used in the plating industry for decades, but due to the environmental and health risks associated with chromium compounds, there’s a call for change. Josh Thomas, electrochemist at SIFCO ASC discusses brush plating and metal matrix composites (MMC), a new generation of electroplating solutions.

Electroplating

Coventya Debuts Next-Gen Tristar 330 AF Process

Coventya says its new Trivalent 330 AF Process is swift and provides durability while achieving hexavalent-chromium color in a safer trivalent-chromium finish.

Electroplating

How to Troubleshoot and Fix Nickel Show from Hex-Chrome Baths

Nickel show on parts from hexavalent chromium baths can have many causes. Adam Blakeley of MacDermid Enthone lays out potential causes and how to fix them.

Electroplating

An Introduction to Fundamental Research on the Mechanism of the Electrodeposition of Metals

From time to time, it has been our intent to present seminal papers from past issues of NASF/AESF journals that are of such significance that, decades later, they bear another look.  As Einstein is associated with relativity, Drs. Conway and Bockris are synonymous with theoretical electrochemistry.  This paper is in large measure, the result of Project #16, and, as the authors modestly describe it, is “an attempt to describe to the electroplater who understands the basic ideas of electrochemistry, what is being done in research on fundamental electrode processes.”  This “attempt” did rather well.

Electroplating

Dillon Manufacturing Introduces Wear-Resistant Carbinite

Dillon Manufacturing claims its new Carbinite coating increases jaw gripping strength and tool longevity.

Electroplating

A Conversation with Josh Paisley of Lincoln Chrome

Lincoln Chrome manager talks to Products Finishing about what a good finish means for the trucking industry, the importance of listening to your customer base and the traits of a good company culture. 

Powder Coating

How to Design an Effective Racking System

Well-designed racking is an important part of any finishing operation. Richard Lang, who handles technical sales for EPSI’s racking and hanging division, offers insights for designing an effective racking system.

Electrocoating

Applications Innovation Leads to Better Masking Solutions

When masking product failures are costing you money, it pays to work with an expert that can select or engineer the most efficient solution.

Electroplating

Vacuum Impregnation System Yields Production Flow Improvements

Godfrey & Wing customized a high value low volume vacuum impregnation system to solve production problems for surface finishing company Anoplate.

Electroplating

Coventya Tristar 300 Eases Hexavalent Chromium Replacement

Coventya’s Tristar 300 reportedly improves production efficiency while cutting hexavalent chromium from the industrial process.