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Avoiding Adhesion Failure Due to Paraffin

For plating applicators, paraffin residue can cause poor adhesion, delayed blistering or other poor-quality performance of the plated deposit, including poor corrosion resistance. Coventya director of business development Greg Terrell explains how to remove paraffin-based lubricants prior to plating. 
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Asterion Introduces New Zinc-Nickel Process

Asterion’s TECHNILLOY ZN NI 770 process offers corrosion protection, while delivering consistent and repeatable uniform surfaces.
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Aluminum Electroplating Process Reaches 100-gallon Milestone

LumiShield recently conducted a demonstration of its Lumidize aluminum electroplating process at the 100-gallon scale, signifying the technology’s readiness for production-scale plating.
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Polamer Precision Incorporates Selective Plating Into Production Line

Global aerospace manufacturing company Polamer Precision, has worked with SIFCO ASC to bring a selective plating process in-house for improved output, lead time and quality control.
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The True Cost of SCR Versus Switch-Mode Rectifiers

Replacing old SCR rectifiers may help lower electrical costs, but choosing between modern SCR and SMPS rectifiers requires some careful consideration. 
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Copper Anode Filming and Sludge Formation

Clarifying the role of film formation and anode-sludge creation in connection with the use of phosphorus-containing copper anodes in electroplating.
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NASF Releases PFAS Sampling and Analysis Plan

New Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) includes the best practices for collecting and analyzing PFAS samples from surface finishing operations.  
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A Conversation for International Women in Engineering Day

SIFCO ASC engineers Dr. Ani Zhecheva Brain and Danijela Milosevic-Popovich discuss the challenges of being a woman in a STEM related field, reflect on the achievements of women in engineering and talk about opportunities for women and girls interested in STEM.
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Forplan AG and STC Dip Spin Join Forces

The two companies have formed a strategic alliance to expand capabilities serving the zinc flake coating industry.
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AES Research Project #41: Plating on Anodized Aluminum; Part 3: Pore Structure and Bonding

The effect of anodizing voltage on the adhesion of nickel electrodeposited on anodized aluminum is related to the morphology of the anodic film.  In general, adhesion is a linear function of the applied anodizing voltage.  New data on the initial stages of pore formation during anodizing indicate that: (1) that the growth mechanism during the initial stage (< 10 sec) differs from that during subsequent growth, (2) there is no metallic bonding and (3) electrodeposited nickel coatings typically fill the entire pore.
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