Bowman's L-Series XRF Produces Three Times Conventional Photon Counts
Bowman’s L-Series XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) is a plating thickness measurement system with a fully enclosed chamber that accommodates samples up to 22″ × 24″ × 13″. A variable focus camera enables quick measurement of recessed areas. The close proximity of its X-ray tube to its PIN detector produces more than three times the photon counts of conventional XRFs in a shorter time, the company says. Bowman manufactures seven XRFs, each made for specific part sizes and throughput, all made in the U.S.
The main task of this work was to study the influence of the different parameters on the electrolytic coloring process for aluminum.
This paper highlights two case studies of manufacturers that have replaced, or done studies to replace, stainless steel with electroless nickel-plated mild steel. In both cases, cost savings could be realized while maintaining or improving product quality.
Evaluation of Atmospheric Corrosion on Electroplated Zinc and Zinc-Nickel Coatings by Electrical Resistance (ER) Monitoring
This paper is a peer-reviewed and edited version of a presentation delivered at NASF Sur/Fin 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., on June 12, 2013.