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Published: 1/1/2019

Workforce Development in the Finishing Industry
The January issue of Products Finishing takes a look at an issue which is affecting every job shop and OEM: how to develop and retain a qualified workforce. I had the chance to talk with several shop owners about the importance of certification and ...

Published: 1/1/2019

Developing a Finishing Workforce
How Industry Certifications Help Attract and Maintain a Team of Qualified Employees

Published: 1/1/2019

Finishing Index Lower as Finisher Reduce Backlogs
November Finishing Index: 50.8

Published: 12/19/2018

Innovative, Hybrid Functional Coatings for Aluminum and Titanium Substrates
This paper describes a low cost alternative coating technology for light metals that electrodeposits an engineered thin-film coating which bonds tightly to the substrate and provides excellent corrosion and wear resistance along with superior e...

Published: 12/14/2018

Crack Formation during Electrodeposition and Post-deposition Aging of Thin Film Coatings - 11th & 12th Quarterly Report
This NASF-AESF Foundation research project report covers the ninth and tenth quarters of project work (July-December 2018) on this AESF Foundation Research project at the University of Houston.  The work continued towards identifying the effect...

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...