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Published: 12/1/2018

Fastener Coatings and the Coefficient of Friction
Friction is the most important mechanical property of a fastener. It’s not a single parameter, however, but a complex system that needs to be analyzed thoroughly.

Published: 12/1/2018

Diamond Coating Spurs Electroplater's Growth
Surface Technology’s Composite Diamond Coatings spur growth for supplier, plater.

Published: 12/1/2018

Two Shops Tackle Aerospace Metal Finishing
All Metals Processing and Embee Processing tackle tough aerospace finishing under a single ownership umbrella.

Published: 11/17/2018

AES Research Project #16: Final Report (1965) On the Mechanism of Metal Electrocrystallization
Under Research Project #16 of the American Electroplaters’ Society, the mechanism and kinetics of metal electrocrystallization were studied at the University of Pennsylvania from 1955 to 1965.  What follows is the final summary paper of t...

Published: 11/17/2018

Direct Copper Metallization of Aluminum: Elimination of Zincate
This article discusses the development of a new copper plating bath that can deposit high ductility copper metal directly on a wide range of aluminum alloy substrates.  The process is particularly important for general metal finishing companies...

Published: 11/7/2018

Automated Electroplating Systems
Simultaneous engineering reduces energy and resource consumption.

Published: 11/1/2018

Preventing Electroplating Tank Catastrophes in Surface Finishing Operations
About 75 percent of process tank users have reported tank failures. Here’s how to avoid them.

Published: 10/1/2018

The Value of PVD Coatings for Medical Devices
Applying a PVD coating to medical devices can offer both aesthetic and functional advantages. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Published: 10/1/2018

Hard Gold Plating vs. Soft Gold Plating
To properly specify which type of gold electrodeposit is better for a particular application, five key design considerations should be addressed.

Published: 10/1/2018

Sur/Fin Returns to Chicago in 2019
Save the date: June 3-5 in Chicago (Rosemont). You’ll be glad you did.