Research and White Papers

This section focuses on the latest Research, White Papers, Technology and Presentations from leading researchers in the area of plating, electrocoat, painting, powder coating, anodizing, parts cleaning and mechanical finishing.    

Toward Automatic Control of Nickel Plating Processes

Technological advances in electronics manufacturing and the design of automobiles have brought about a trend toward very narrow specifications and increasingly stringent requirements on the quality of electrodeposited layers of nickel.

Self-Induced Repair of Printed Circuit Boards

This is a re-publication of the 1992 AESF Gold Medal Award paper for best paper published in Plating & Surface Finishing in 1991.  It introduces a then-new technique for repairing near-opens (constrictions) in the wiring on printed circuit boards has been developed.

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Surface Finishing in the 2000s - As Predicted in 1992

In the December 1992 issue of Plating and Surface Finishing, a series of articles was published, predicting the future of the global surface finishing industry in the 21st century, then due to arrive in less than a decade.