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Published: 3/1/2018

Choosing the Best Electrolytic Nickel Strike
Now that you have decided that an electrolytic nickel strike would benefit your process, how do you choose the best one for your application? Coventya’s Brad Durkin explains.

Published: 1/22/2018

Fixing Adhesion Issues on High-Carbon Steel
Columbia Chemical’s Matt Schario says focus on the acid pickling stage of the plating process to solve adhesion issues on high-carbon steel.

Published: 1/1/2018

Environmental Protection Considerations for a Rectifier
American Plating Power’s Ricky Valentin offers advice on buying a new rectifier.

Published: 1/1/2018

Options to Improve Passivate and Chromite Coatings
How do you improve the quality of a passivate coating if there are mechanical limitations? MacDermid Enthone’s Adam Blakeley offers a detailed explanation.

Published: 11/27/2017

How to Treat Spent Electroless Nickel Baths
What options do today’s platers have for dealing with the disposal of EN baths? Metal Chem’s Michael Aleksinas outlines the technology that’s currently available.

Published: 11/1/2017

Choosing the Best Strike Chemistry
Q. How do we ensure we have the best available strike chemistry for our plating application? Coventya’s Brad Durkin explains how process and the sequences are an important metric to success.

Published: 10/1/2017

How to Apply the 720 Rule to Current Density Anodizing
What can you tell me about the 720 Rule as it applies to current density anodizing? Plating expert Sjon Westre, Ph.D., from Chemeon answers this question.

Published: 9/1/2017

What’s Suddenly Causing a Cleaner’s Short Bath Life?
Q. My cleaner is suddenly experiencing a short bath life. Did something change? Plating expert Jake Fisher from Asterion tackles this question.

Published: 8/1/2017

How to Combat Roughness in Cyanide Copper Bath
Q. We have been experiencing roughness in our cyanide copper bath. What should we be looking at to fix this? Plating expert Adam Blakeley has the answer. 

Published: 7/1/2017

How to Use XRF Testing Instruments to Accurately Measure Zinc Nickel
Q. What are the XRF testing requirements for plating zinc nickel alloy?