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Published: 12/1/2017

Electrocoat Primer Takes Off in Aerospace
PPG’s Aerocron electrocoat system tops our list of the finishing products highlighted in 2017.

Published: 12/1/2017

Old School Ways for New Method Plating
Cadmium and die castings help a 86-year-old Massachusetts plating shop thrive.

Published: 11/18/2017

Electrodeposited Inconel and Stellite-like Coatings for Improved Corrosion Resistance in Biocombustors
This work deals with problems in the Third World – namely improving the safety and efficiency of cookstoves used by people around the world.  A scalable and economic process is required to apply coatings on low-cost stainless steel&n...

Published: 11/18/2017

Direct Metallization for Plating on Plastics
A new combination of copper immersion and autocatalytic copper-(I)-oxide deposition enables lower palladium concentrations in the activator bath, though the amount of copper deposited on the plastic surface can be up to ten times higher co...

Published: 11/17/2017

Crack Formation during Electrodeposition and Post-deposition Aging of Thin Film Coatings - 6th Quarterly Report
This NASF-AESF Foundation research project report covers the sixth quarter of project work (April-June 2017) on this AESF Foundation Research project at the University of Houston. The objective of the work is to study fundamental and practical aspec...

Published: 11/1/2017

Arresting Indoor Air Quality Criminals
Open-surface plating chemical tanks often commit hazardous mist and vapor crimes.

Published: 10/17/2017

Defects in Hard Chromium Deposits Part II: Detection, Prevention and Repair
Most defects in various hard chromium deposits arise from defects in the basis metal. These defects may be in the original metal surface or may be caused by preplate finishing. Homogeneous hard chromium deposits can be produced only by eliminating t...

Published: 10/17/2017

Defects in Hard Chromium Deposits Part I: Causes and Cures
The causes of and remedies for defects in hard chromium deposits are explored in the first of this two-part P&SF article from 1984.  Photomicrographs and SEM (scanning electron microscope) photo­graphs will illustrate that most defects ...

Published: 10/1/2017

Medical Coatings That Fight Back
A University of Georgia researcher is developing technology that helps medical implants resist infection and clotting.

Published: 10/1/2017

Electroless Nickel Baths Get Simpler
How Michigan’s Classic Plating switched to a one-step process to get better brightness.