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AES Research Project #41: Plating on Aluminum, Part 2: Morphology

Originally published in 1980, this paper was the second on AES Research Project #41, plating on aluminum, at the National Institute for Science and Technology.  A study of the morphologies of zinc and tin immersion deposits on Al and its alloys showed that zinc formed epitaxial deposits on alloys, as noted on pure Al.  Similarities exist between the zincate and stannate processes; in particular, the same crystallography orientations are active in both systems.  Comparisons between zinc deposits produced from solutions containing ferric chloride and Rochelle salts and deposits from the same solution without these additions show that ferric chloride plays a fundamental role in the deposition process. 
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AES Research Project #41: Plating on Aluminum, Part 1: A Literature Review

Originally published in 1978, this paper was the first of several on AES Research Project #41, a study of plating on aluminum, at the National Institute for Science and Technology.  A review of immersion pretreatments for the plating on aluminum is presented.  The zincate pretreatments dominate the literature, but innovations were reported which offer improved adhesion and corrosion performance.  Finally, an updated bio on Dr. Lashmore’s work through the years is offered.
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Jim Toth Solutions Provides Plating, Coating Support

Company provides consulting services and supplies pumps and filtration systems.
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Veolia Water Technologies Helps Optimize Resources

Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to industry sustainability.
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Tech Met's Chemical Post-Processing Improves Alloys

Typical applications include improved fatigue performance, removal of unwanted surface crystalline morphologies and surface preparation for dye penetrants.
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MacDermid Enthone's Kenlevel Offers Nontoxic Process

Kenlevel BF2 provides a burn-free deposit with metal distribution, bright appearance and passivate receptivity for improved corrosion performance.
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Leister’s Extrusion Welders Range from Compact to Heavy Duty

Leister Technologies' welders can weld equipment such as tanks and containers to pipes, bins and other plastics.
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Roy Metal Finishing Expands Technology Offerings

Roy Metal Finishing has added a robot cell for trivalent black, clear and yellow passivates over zinc and zinc nickel plating, as well as a new automated, part-specific, recipe-driven heavy zinc phosphate line. 

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CFS Expands Electropolishing Services to Additional Markets

After providing electropolishing services to the industrial manufacturing industry for more than 20 years, Custom Fab Solutions has announced it is expanding its offerings to additional markets including food and beverage, medical devices and aerospace.
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New COVENTYA Warehouse Open in California

COVENTYA Inc. has expanded their logistical footprint by opening a new warehouse in Riverside, California.