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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.

Published: 9/1/2018

Electroplated Rhenium Proves a Surprising Superconductor
The process paves the road for the next critical steps in the development of cutting-edge supercomputers.

Published: 9/1/2018

How Dissolved Aluminum in Low Caustic Etch Baths Affects Acid-Etched Surfaces
Decreasing the concentration of aluminum in the low caustic step can also lead to problems such as preferential etching.

Published: 8/15/2018

Is it Time to Revisit your Plastic Metallization Process?
The plating on plastics (POP) market has evolved to include an ever-broader range of substrates, huge increases in selective plating demand, using tools such as two-shot molding and laser ablation.

Published: 8/9/2018

Crack Formation during Electrodeposition and Post-deposition Aging of Thin Film Coatings - 9th & 10th Quarterly Report
This NASF-AESF Foundation research project report covers the ninth and tenth quarters of project work (January-June 2018) on this AESF Foundation Research project at the University of Houston.  The work continued towards identifying the ef...

Published: 8/9/2018

Advances in Decorative PVD Chromium Coatings for Polymer Substrates
This article reviews a two-layer, selective coating process which incorporates a specially developed UV-cured paint base coating with a sub-micron thick PVD chromium top coating.  It illustrates the coating’s testing protoc...

Published: 8/1/2018

Hixson Metal Finishing Battles its Way to No. 1
The California shop’s road to success began two decades ago with new leadership and commitment to refocus.

Published: 7/27/2018

Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 2nd Quarterly Research Report
In this quarter, focus was on planned research on the effect of current density and powder density on CrAlY(Ta) particle incorporation in electro-codeposited Ni-CrAlY(Ta) composite coatings. 

Published: 7/17/2018

Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 1st Quarterly Research Report
This first year of work involves the effect of operating parameters on the CrAlY particle incorporation in the coating.

Published: 7/17/2018

Innovative Applications of Electroplating and PVD for New Material Solutions - The 54th William Blum Lecture
The following is Dr. Per Møller’s William Blum Memorial Lecture at SUR/FIN 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio on June 4, 2018, with commentary by NASF Technical Editor James H. Lindsay.  It covers a variety of projects involved with surface ...