Chad Murphy of Columbia Chemical speaks about the benefits of various types of zinc-nickel alloy, and provides tips for manufacturers about the zinc-nickel plating process.
Reliable Plating Works is opening Custom Chrome, a new department that will serve the chromium needs of independent creators and small businesses.
Technibrite HT 1000 from Technic Inc. offers a number of improvements to the bright acid tin-plating process in efficacy, final appearance and usability.
LeKem offers antimicrobial electroless nickel, designed for everyday production. Owner Paul Feagins talked to PF about the technology and its efficacy.
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.
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.
The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society has named Berl Stein, founder of NiCoForm, as its 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wall Colmonoy’s ColWear wear plates offer exceptional abrasion, heat and corrosion resistance while maintaining a light weight.
SIFCO ASC’s automated selective plating workstation not only improved the surface quality of finished products, it reduced process times by 90% and saved Powell Electrical Systems around $100,000 annually.
Products Finishing announces Plating Insights track at IMTS Spark, a digital experience that connects exhibitors and visitors through educational programming, demonstrations and networking opportunities.
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.
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.
Coventya says its new Trivalent 330 AF Process is swift and provides durability while achieving hexavalent-chromium color in a safer trivalent-chromium finish.
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.
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.
NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 2nd Quarterly Report
This report covers the second quarter of project work (July-September 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.
Dillon Manufacturing claims its new Carbinite coating increases jaw gripping strength and tool longevity.
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.
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.
When masking product failures are costing you money, it pays to work with an expert that can select or engineer the most efficient solution.
Godfrey & Wing customized a high value low volume vacuum impregnation system to solve production problems for surface finishing company Anoplate.
Coventya’s Tristar 300 reportedly improves production efficiency while cutting hexavalent chromium from the industrial process.