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Published: 3/1/2013

Hexavalent Chromium - What Else?
Dr. Patrick Benaben won the 2011 NASF Scientific Achievement Award. Here is an edited version of his presentation at NASF SUR/FIN 2012, along with commentary provided by Dr. James H. Lindsay, Technical Editor for the NASF.

Published: 2/28/2013

Experimental Study on the Formation of Electroless Nickel-Boron Coatings from a Borohydride-Reduced Bath on Mild Steel
This paper is a peer-reviewed and edited version of a presentation delivered at NASF SUR/FIN 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 13, 2012.

Published: 2/13/2013

Development of Life Prediction Models for High Strength Steel in a Hydrogen Emitting Environment
Solvent substitution for maintenance and overhaul operations of military systems has been a primary environmental concern for many years. Cadmium replacement in these systems has been targeted for decades. Both of these areas have a common obstacle ...

Published: 1/2/2013

A Retrospective View of Nickel Plating
A review article originally printed as Plating & Surface Finishing, 71 (6), 64-70 (1984) on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the American Electroplaters Society.

Published: 1/2/2013

Functional Trivalent Chromium Electroplating of Internal Diameters
This paper discusses recent research work on the development of a functional trivalent chromium plating process from a trivalent-based electrolyte to replace hexavalent chromium plating. Hexavalent chromium plating has been used for many years to pr...

Published: 11/13/2012

Non-chromated Conversion Coating for Magnesium Alloys and Zinc-Nickel Plated Steel
A novel hexavalent chromate-free conversion coating was developed to improve anti-corrosion and adhesive-bonding characteristics of the magnesium alloys and zinc-nickel (Zn-Ni) plated steel substrates. The corrosion behavior of the coated and uncoat...

Published: 11/1/2012

Plating Bath Parameters Affecting the Performance of Zinc-Nickel Alloys for Post-Plate Fabrication
In recent years, the demand for increased corrosion protection of ferrous substrates has significantly increased. Zinc-nickel alloy plating systems are being chosen to meet this need. Often these component parts are subjected to post-plate forming a...

Published: 6/1/2012

The Leading Edge Guide to Top Quality Anodizing using the Complete Spectrum Approach with a Universal Type I – II – III – (123) Mixed Electrolyte
This paper discusses a new advanced problem solving anodize technology for processing Types I, II and III anodize (A123) in a universal mixed electrolyte.

Published: 10/24/2011

Electrodeposition and Characterization of Nickel–Titania Nanocomposite Coatings from Gluconate Baths
Ni-TiO2 nanocomposites with varying titania content were electrodeposited on copper substrates employing a gluconate electrolyte. The changes in microstructure and corrosion behavior of electrodeposited nickel with respect to titania addition were s...

Published: 9/26/2011

A Pulse/Pulse Reverse Electrolytic Approach to Electropolishing and Through-Mask Electroetching
Research at the authors’ laboratories has focused on pulse/pulse reverse electrolysis on cathodic processes, such as hard chromium plating from non-hexavalent chemistries. This papers describes studies into pulse/pulse reverse electrolysis as appli...