A Novel Pretreatment Process for Direct Electrodeposition onto Aluminum Alloys

This paper discusses a novel pretreatment process for direct electrodeposition nickel-phosphorus and nickel from commercial electrolytes onto aluminum alloy (T6061) surfaces without the need for zincate or stannate pretreatment processes.  These coating properties are compared to conventional commercially applied electroless (NiP) using conventional pretreatment processes.
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Upcoming NASF Course Sharpens Chromium Plating Skills

NASF is hosting a web-based course on chromium plating skills the first four Tuesdays and Wednesdays in November for operators, supervisors and sales personnel. Registration ends October 20th.
#workforcedevelopment #nasf #sales


A Conversation With Will Wallace of SAT Plating

SAT Plating general manager Will Wallace talks to Products Finishing about his company’s surface activation technology, plating on composites, and what the changing manufacturing landscape might mean for platers.
#aerospace #medical #masking


3 Tests to Ensure Parts are Clean Prior to Plating

Making sure that all of the pre-processing fluids are removed prior to plating is not as simple as it seems. Richard Held of Haviland Enterprises outlines three tests that can help verify that your parts are clean.


New Modular Cad Line Enables Landing Gear Overhaul Facility

AerSale recently installed a modular cadmium electroplating line from Ronatec C2C. The new line boasts a complete water recycling system, closed-loop wastewater treatment and an efficient dual microboiler system.


Valence Surface Technologies Discusses Defense, Space Approvals

During the downturn of the commercial aerospace sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valence has used the time to seek new approvals and put some additional focus on the defense and space markets.
#military #aerospace

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Accessa Founds Equipment Solutions Brand

Accessa has founded Accessa Equipment Solutions, a sibling brand to Accessa Coatings Solutions that should allow them to provide more products and support to their customers.

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Happy National Manufacturing Day

Friday October 2 is designated as a day to recognize and celebrate manufacturing industries in the U.S. Products Finishing editor Scott Francis takes moment to reflect on the hard work and resilience of coaters and finishers.


Products Finishing at IMTS Spark

Products Finishing announces Plating Insights track at IMTS Spark, a digital experience that connects exhibitors and visitors through educational programming, demonstrations and networking opportunities.


ColWear Wear Plates Offer Exceptional Abrasion Resistance

Wall Colmonoy’s ColWear wear plates offer exceptional abrasion, heat and corrosion resistance while maintaining a light weight.