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Rochester ACS Names Berl Stein 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year

The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society has named Berl Stein, founder of NiCoForm, as its 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year.
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SIFCO ASC Reduced Selective Plating Costs with Automation

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.
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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.
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Antimicrobial Properties, Electroless Nickel Durability

LeKem offers antimicrobial electroless nickel, designed for everyday production. Owner Paul Feagins talked to PF about the technology and its efficacy.
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A Novel Pretreatment Process for Direct Electrodeposition onto Aluminum Alloys

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.
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Upcoming NASF Course Sharpens Chromium Plating Skills

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.
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A Conversation With Will Wallace of SAT Plating

SAT Plating general manager Will Wallace talks to Products Finishing about his company’s surface activation technology, plating on composites, and what the changing manufacturing landscape might mean for platers.
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3 Tests to Ensure Parts are Clean Prior to Plating

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.
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New Modular Cad Line Enables Landing Gear Overhaul Facilty

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.
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Valence Surface Technologies Discusses Defense, Space Approvals

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.
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