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    Cinch Connectivity Solutions, Waseca MN -- Electroplating Technician
    Chemionic Labs & Consulting, New Jersey -- Part-time Marketing
    Performance Review Institute, Pittburgh -- Nadcap Staff Engineer

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1.  Forums

Whether your interest is painting, plating, powder coating, anodizing, bluing, galvanizing, or any finish, our forum connects the luminaries of the finishing world for camaraderie and to advance the art ... while offering students, artists, hobbyists, and enthusiasts the opportunity to get their questions answered, or share their own tips.

No registration required, and we keep the forum free of spam and bickering, for a truly friendly, welcoming, fun atmosphere.

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Won't you join in for a few minutes? We promise you'll love it!

We also have 60,000 older but active forum topics, plus historical topics from our electronic BBS, predating the Internet, and going back to 1989.

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2. FAQs

From school science projects to restoring worn silverplate, some questions are perennial . . .


Electroplating:How It Works  -   Anodizing of Aluminum  -   Chrome Plating  -   Rhodium Plating & White Gold Jewelry  

Silver Plating at Home  -  Student Science Project:  What Cleans Pennies Best  -  other FAQs

3.  Directories of Products & Services


These advertisers offer the jobshop finishing services that the readers require; and the products and services that finishing shops are looking for.

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rust35480 Countless billions of $$ of our modern world rusts away each year.

Corrosion can be stopped by anodizing, electroplating, galvanizing, and powder coating

It's not just the money: it's the environmental consequences, loss of functionality, injuries, ugliness, and heirlooms lost.

Finishing is key to a sustainable future

Low friction for energy efficiency; low resistance to reduce waste of power & enable complex electronics. Resistance to microbial contamination which spreads disease; high wear resistance; cleanability and aesthetic appearance ...

Finishing is about creating a surface/skin with the properties you need

4.  Reference


Need good metal finishing reference books cheap? . . .
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Strongly Recommended Books & Journals
A list of world-class Metal Finishing Libraries

On-line library articles

5. Podcasts


The Lost Art of Tin-Nickel Plating
-- a retrospective, courtesy of Lou Morin (dec.)

More podcasts and audio files

6.  Organizations serving the industry

MAMF Plating School
JR Candiloro, Epner Technology, will be hosting and teaching the 2015 MAMF Plating School at Epner Technology, 78 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Class will be offered Tuesday evenings for seven weeks from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. First class is Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Fees include course materials and are $350 for members and $500 for nonmembers. Space is limited!
Week 1 - Preparation for Plating, Cleaning, Pickling, and Rinsing
Week 2 - Electricity, Rectifiers, and Plating Equipment
Week 3 - Basic Chemistry, Bath Testing, and Deposit Testing
Week 4 - Plating on Plastics and Non Conductors
Week 5 - Quality Control
Week 6 - Treatment, Health, and Safety
Week 7 - Q and A, Final Test
For more information, please contact Donna-Jean,

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