Steve Leonetti, CEF, MBA, has spent the past 30+ years in the electroplating and surface finishing industry, and joined IMC MetalsAmerica, a leading copper rod and copper anode supplier, as executive vice president in 2016.
Scott McEuen, North American business development manager of zinc flake coatings at Atotech, explains how the quality of zinc flake coatings depends on good adhesion and bonding to the substrate of the fasteners.
Zintek 200 SL F features high corrosion protection, controlled friction properties and a reduced number of coating layers.
Reliable Plating Works announces the retirement of executive vice president Jack Maliszewski after 47 years of dedicated service.
Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 9th Quarterly Report
The NASF Research Board has funded a research grant at the Tennessee Technological University, under the direction of Professor Ying Zhang. The objective is to study and optimize the MCrAlY electro-codeposition process to improve the coating oxidation/corrosion performance. In this reporting period, the study studied a sulfur-free fluoborate plating solution. Although the fluoborate solution is sulfur-free and offers high plating rates, the CrAlY powder was attacked by the fluoborate anion. The fluoborate-based plating bath may be suitable for codeposition of more inert particles but not for active CrAlY-based powders.
Continued tightening of regulations on hexavalent chromium used in decorative plating have caused an increased interest from OEMs in the performance of trivalent chromium plating regarding extended outdoor corrosion and accelerated corrosion performance tests. This article reports on corrosion testing results of trivalent chromium deposits with various thickness levels of chromium and various STEP values of the underlying nickel deposits.
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