ELECTROPLATING

ChromeTech Keeps Employees Learning

Cross-training staff gives job shop more flexibility to accommodate customers and run the business more smoothly.
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40 Under 40

Products Finishing is recognizing the industry’s top young talent through an annual 40 Under 40 program.

2020 Top Shops for Electroplating and Anodizing

Data from the Benchmarking Survey is used to name 50 Top Shops, which are listed along with their top official.
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Assured Testing Services Provides Corrosion Exposure Testing

Company provides data across any phase of a product life cycle for a variety of industries.
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CCAI Postpones Women in Finishing Forum

CCAI’s Women in Finishing Forum has been rescheduled for April 28-30, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Polishing Is Spot-On For Arlington Plating

APC has an extensive polishing and buffing department, one that has been a mainstay of the shop for more than 60 years.

Aircraft X-Ray Laboratories Brings Hi-Tech to the Plating Shop

New leadership brought changes to AXL, which have propelled them into becoming one of the premier facilities in the U.S.

Wisconsin's Professional Plating Provides Triple Threat as 5-Time Top Shop

Professional Plating is a 5-Time Products Finishing Top Shop winner that provides plating, powder coating and electrocoating services.

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Troubleshooting Bright Nickel Processes: How to Identify the Problem

For bright nickel process troubleshooting, Doug Lay of Coventya suggests narrowing the scope with a checklist.

Q: Is there a simple technical bulletin or procedure for troubleshooting bright nickel processes that can narrow the scope to identifying the root cause of the problem? A: Narrow the scope! Easy to say, but not always easy to do. Maintaining bright nickel baths can be a challenge for several reasons: The same plating defect can result from several different sources Bright nickel plating is a sensitive and ...READ MORE

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Controlling Quality of Zinc Flake Coatings on Steel Fasteners

Scott McEuen, North American business development manager of zinc flake coatings at Atotech, explains how the quality of zinc flake coatings depends on good adhesion and bonding to the substrate of the fasteners.
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Fixing Dull Parts From Alkaline Zinc-Nickel Bath

A lack of expected brightness is a common malady affecting many alkaline zinc-nickel platers, and MacDermid Enthone’s Adam Blakeley provides some answers to fix it.
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Phosphorus Copper Anodes for Acid Copper Plating

Copper anodes produced from pure copper cathodes will result in a copper purity of greater than 99.99% copper, including silver and the alloyed phosphorus, according to Univertical’s André Depew.
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Using Alternatives in Pretreatment Baths for Degreasing

Effective cleaning at low, even ambient temperatures, is possible, says Atotech’s Brandon Lloyd, and creates a safer work environment and reduces energy demands.
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Summary Report on USCAR Field Test for Trivalent Chromium

Mark Schario from Columbia Chemical explains USCAR’s multiyear project to determine how various trivalent chromium systems would perform in the real world.
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Determining the Proper Material for an Electroless Nickel Plating Tank

The stability of your electroless nickel (EN) bath may require one type of tank over another, says Mike Aleksinas of MetalChem.
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INNOVATIONS IN ELECTROPLATING TECHNOLOGY

Hunter Chemical Offers Variety of Finishing Products

Fume suppressants and high-speed catalysts are produced for hard chrome plating, decorative chrome plating and anodizing applications.
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Columbia Chemical's TriCol Process Enhances Metal Distribution

TriCol Décor process for trivalent chromium plating is chloride based for faster plating, according to the company  
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Asterion Ultra Zinc-Nickel Systems Provide Corrosion Resistance

Asterion’s line of ultra alkaline and acid zinc-nickel plating systems produce a high nickel alloy of 12–16%.
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Dynapower Products Help Power Surface Finishing Lines

Dynapower rectifiers, controllers and preventative maintenance programs keep processes running.
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Uyemura's Galvanic Rhodium Alloy Improves Durability

Rhodium coatings have improved durability with deposits being crack-free up to 1 μm.
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Haviland Chemistries Keep Plating Operations Inline

Products include cleaners and chromates for anodizing and zincating.
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