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Electrodeposition of Ni-Fe-Mo-W Alloys - Part 3

3rd Quarterly Report - AESF Research Project #R-117 This paper was submitted to NASF and the AESF Foundation Research Board in October 2013 as a 3rd-quarter report of AESF Research Project #R-117.
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Evaluation of Atmospheric Corrosion on Electroplated Zinc and Zinc-Nickel Coatings by Electrical Resistance (ER) Monitoring

This paper is a peer-reviewed and edited version of a presentation delivered at NASF Sur/Fin 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., on June 12, 2013.
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The Tribology of Contact Finishes for Electronic Connectors Part I: Mechanisms of Friction and Wear

This paper is an expanded treatment of the first part of the William Blum Lecture presented at SUR/FIN 1988 in Los Angeles by Dr. Morton Antler, 1987 AESF Scientific Achievement Award recipient. The subjects covered include friction, mechanical wear, fretting corrosion and frictional polymerization—all vital processes that affect the performance of contact finishes in electronic connectors.
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The Tribology of Contact Finishes for Electronic Connectors Part II: The Effects of Underplate, Topography and Lubrication

This paper is an expanded treatment of the second part of the William Blum Lecture Dr. Antler presented at Sur/Fin 1988 by Dr. Morton Antler. Subjects covered include substrate and lubrication effects on the tribology of contact finishes.
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The Electroless Deposition of Nickel-Phosphorus-Tungsten Alloys

This paper describes the successful electroless co-deposition of tungsten within a nickel-phosphorus matrix to yield several advantageous properties.
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Greener Hard Chromium Plating

By improving tribological properties as well as corrosion resistance, hard chromium plating can lower energy consumption of moving parts and machinery, reduce the need to replace parts frequently, leading to reduced waste and improved efficiency.
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Toxic Heavy Metal Free Stabilized Electroless Nickel Processes

This paper will introduce an advanced alternative to Pb and Cd-free electroless nickel processes, which is completely free of toxic heavy metal (THM) stabilizers. The process and deposit characteristics will be discussed and compared to the traditionally Pb stabilized electroless nickel.
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Hex Chromium-Free Sealants for Defense and Aerospace

Results of second phase of research conducted by top defense contractors.
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Anodizing

Chromium-free Etching and Palladium-free Plating of Plastics

Plastics are replacing metals in the manufacture of many parts, and quite often there is a need for metallic coatings on the plastics and other non-conductors. This paper will describe new processes of preparing ABS plastic substrates for subsequent metallization.
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A Comparative Study of Gamma-Phase Zinc-Nickel Deposits Electroplated from Various Alkaline and Acid Systems

Sacrificial anodic coatings, specifically zinc deposits, have provided corrosion protection to components and parts across many industries, with an increasing demand in the automotive and industrial sectors. Today, typical sacrificial applications for fasteners, fuel systems, braking systems and drive assemblies require higher corrosion performance from anodic coatings. Electrochemical alloys can be designed to provide the highest corrosion potentials to meet these increased demands.
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