PARTS CLEANING BASICS

Parts Cleaning

Stripping of Plated Finishes

The processes, chemicals and equipment, plus control and troubleshooting.
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Parts Cleaning

Fast Track to Rugged Aqueous Cleaning

Tips to help you choose a system for profit, performance and quality.
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Anodizing

Are Ionic Liquids Right for Your Parts Cleaning Job?

Ionic liquids have also been considered for parts cleaning applications because of their negligible vapor pressure, high thermal and electrochemical stability, and low melting points of less than 100°C.
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Electrocoating

Meeting the Critical Cleaning Challenge

Today’s parts cleaning industry faces numerous challenges that can make the selection of an effective critical cleaning system difficult
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Anodizing

NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?

NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishing operations.
#plating #pollutioncontrol #basics

Electroplating

An Introduction to Cyclic Corrosion Testing

A more realistic way to perform salt spray tests.
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Parts Cleaning

Guarding Against Counterfeit Parts

We have been doing a lot of defense work lately and are concerned about counterfeit parts. How can we protect ourselves?
#plating #pollutioncontrol #basics

Parts Cleaning

Faraday’s Law Applied to Cleaning

This paper is a re-publication of the the 2nd William Blum Lecture, presented at the 47th AES Annual Convention in Los Angeles by Dr. A. Kenneth Graham, 1959 AES Scientific Achievement Award recipient. While Faraday's Law had long been applied to electrodeposition processes, Dr. Graham took it a step further, considering its usage in the electrocleaning of various metal substrates in terms of electrical charge passed during the cleaning operation.
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Liquid Coating

80 Years Helping Finishers

Our readers share how Products Finishing has helped their careers as the magazine celebrates its 80th year covering the finishing industry.
#plating #curing #pollutioncontrol

Parts Cleaning

Celebrating the First 80 Years

Oak is the traditional gift for someone turning 80 years old, as it symbolizes longevity and strength, two hallmarks of what we feel our magazine has been with the surface finishing industry since its debut in 1936.
#plating #curing #masking