This republished 1944 AES convention paper presents an historic perspective of the early days of plastics in surface finishing - using them and plating on them, in the waning years of World War II. The discussion reviews the uses of plastics in plating equipment and processing at that time, as well as the coating of the plastics themselves, with accompanying application photos. You will note that today’s conventional plating-on-plastics processes lay far in the future. Surprisingly, CVD processes are discussed.
Mass-Vac is offering a range of customizable vacuum pump inlet traps for select vacuum-vapor deposition processes in research, semiconductor fabrication and industrial coating facilities.
FABTECH 2020: Vapor Technologies offers hybrid PVD coaters which can be used for cathodic arc, sputtering or both.
Flexicoat 1250, the new PVD coating machine from Hauzer, has an increased loading capacity, seven cathode positions and eight plate positions.
Custom-designed chrome reclamation system minimizes water and chemical consumption, and waste effluent.
Cortec’s EcoShield VpCI-144 moisture barrier VCI (vapor corrosion inhibitor) paper contains 69% USDA certified biobased content.
Ohio’s Lustrous Metal Coatings Pins Growth on Acquiring Other Manufacturing Operations
Products Finishing’s September issue covers lean manufacturing during a pandemic, vapor degreasing, the story behind a new Vegas-based anodizing facility, and much more.
Editor-In-Chief, Products Finishing
A centrifugal fan in a steel plant is often exposed to abrasive dust, which results in material loss and a shortage of running time for the fan.
Development agreement of coating technology for metal bipolar plates, a key component of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
Vaccum-deposited nanolayer is designed for variety of uses in security, decorative, packaging, agriculture and solar markets.
PVD and DLC coating machines are simple to integrate into manufacturing processes.
Vacuums are specifically designed to safely vacuum explosive, flammable, combustible dusts.
Products include portable/central vacuum systems, dust collectors, wet collectors, downdraft tables, fume arms and portable extractors.
Solvent-based cleaning using a vapor degreaser is seeing a resurgence as an alternative cleaning method due to the development of environmentally safe cleaning fluids.
Controlled pyrolysis process converts organic-based materials into a carbon-based smoke which passes through a 1,500ºF afterburner exiting the exhaust stack as odorless water vapor and carbon dioxide.
Read about a new PVD plant in Tennessee, the Texas Association of Metal Finishers, the CCAI Carolinas Chapter and more.
This opening follows the company’s opening of their coatings facility in Walnut, California, in June. The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Venesia Hurtubise with MicroCare says experience and expertise are helpful in optimizing and developing cleaning cycles that will best suit a specific job.
Andy Marin from Godfrey and Wing says the general rule is that vacuum impregnation should be done before any surface finishes.
A solid relationship with a solvent manufacturer has aided Electro-Spec Inc. with the implementation of a trichloroethylene replacement material in its vacuum degreasing unit to clean a customer’s micromachined parts more efficiently.
Cox Manufacturing Co. has worked with Kyzen Corp. since it implemented its vacuum vapor degreaser to find just the right chemical solvent to clean its customers’ parts to their specifications and beyond.
Parts Cleaning Editor, Production Machining and Products Finishing
Exhibit zones include Electroplating and Finishing Technology, Environmental, Safety and Protection, and Coating Applications and Coating Products.
Our cover story is on PVD and powder coating of automotive rims, but I also had the chance to talk with several shop owners about the importance of certification and training in retention of employees, and discovered a new program that helps veterans enter the liquid and powder coating industry.
The physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating provides the reliability of a painted wheel but the look of chrome and saves 1-2 pounds of weight on each wheel.
Workspace dimensions are 42-inches wide by 40-inches deep by 50-inches high with a 4200 CFM, 3-horsepower recirculating blower provides universal airflow to the workload.
Vapor Technologies has introduced a line of smaller, lower-cost physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating machines designed to allow manufacturers to bring PVD operations in house and coat parts more cost-effectively.