In Memorium: Tom Lucas, 1953-2020
Thomas Anthony Lucas, CFO and general manager of Valley Chrome Plating Inc. passed away on December 17, 2020 at the age of 67.
Tom Lucas (center), with his siblings left to right, Matt, Cathy Booey, Ray and Greg.
Thomas Anthony Lucas, CFO and general manager of Valley Chrome Plating Inc. (Clovis, Calif.) passed away on December 17, 2020 at the age of 67. Born in Gary, Indiana, Lucas moved to California at age 8 when his father joined and subsequently bought Valley Chrome Plating. He graduated from CSU Fresno in 1977, and worked for 43 years alongside his family building and growing the family business. Lucas is survived by his wife Cindy, his daughters and son, seven siblings and four grandchildren.
Question: I am new to this industry and have heard about smut and desmutting operations.
The processes, chemicals and equipment, plus control and troubleshooting.
Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.