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Tyler Thomas, vice president and general manager of Technical Plating (Minneapolis, Minn.), talks about the company’s two newest lines and capabilities.
APC has an extensive polishing and buffing department, one that has been a mainstay of the shop for more than 60 years.
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Stephen Roberts of Columbia Chemical discusses ways to better control passivate solutions to improve quality.
Stephen Roberts is a Technical Support Representative at Columbia Chemical. Visit columbiachemical.com Q. My corrosion protection is erratic due to variances in concentration. How do I better control the passivate solution to improve quality? Control of trivalent passivates is an important focus due to the stringent quality requirements set by OEMs. At the core of every trivalent passivate, there are four parameters that are critical for control: concentration, ...READ MORE
Gary Kriesch leads the business unit at Tri-Mer Corp. that specializes in turnkey anodizing, electrocoating and other metal finishing systems. In this helpful article, he offers insights into the design, selection and maintenance of tanks that are the heart of those systems.
New technology can be both enticing and threatening. Steve Schneider of John Schneider & Associates, Inc. offers insights for evaluating potential investments.
Angelo Magrone of Bales Metal Surface Solutions suggests adding an agitation and filtration system to keep plating pretreatment tanks cleaner, longer.
With electrical contacts continuing to grow smaller, platers need to know how to manage the three key considerations of gold plating: thickness, purity and underplate chemistry.
Chad Murphy of Columbia Chemical speaks about the benefits of various types of zinc-nickel alloy, and provides tips for manufacturers about the zinc-nickel plating process.
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.
INNOVATIONS IN ELECTROPLATING TECHNOLOGY
Exair’s new cabinet cooler systems can be customized to provide cooling within electrical enclosures in NEMA 12, NEMA 4, NEMA 4X and Hazardous location environments.
Dynapower has announced the launch of its new RapidX family of rectifiers, including both pre-engineered SCR and air-cooled SMPS rectifiers.
Coventya’s ENOVA 115 PTFE process is an electroless nickel-phosphorus plating system that is PFOS/PFOA free.
Alpine’s HX5, when coated with Signature Plating’s Signashield, displays antimicrobial properties that make it suitable for high-contact parts.
Columbia Chemical has launched its Tricol Reclaim solution for trivalent chromium plating, which it says lowers process costs between 40 and 60 percent.
Atotech’s DynaSmart includes a new automation system that allows the simultaneous movement of several product carriers through different plating tanks.