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OUR ON-LINE REFERENCE MATERIALS

Anodizing
greyWhere Do "White Spots" Come From? by Robert Probert.
 
Corrosion
corrosionthumb Why Apply a Coating? -- Corrosion,
   by Mario S. Pennisi
 
Electroplating (commercial)
redAn Introduction to Barrel Plating, by Frank R. Zemo of Polaris Plating Co.
redChrome Control by Geoffrey P. Whitelaw.
redCrib sheet for plating. A periodic table for plating, electrochemical equivalents, troubleshooting nuggets, other little used facts.
redFormulae of surface areas and volumes of simple shapes. May we strongly recommend that you calculate the surface area of everything you finish. Think about it, this is SURFACE finishing.
redImproving your Chloride Zinc Plating Operation, by Stephen Schneider.
redRESEARCH PUBLICATIONS, BOOK CHAPTERS AND U.S.PATENTSby Dr. N. V. MANDICH, CEF (Since 1990 ): 2/04/02.
redTroubleshooting Modern Bright Nickel Plating Solutions, by Thomas J. Pullizzi.
 
Electroplating (electroforming)
orangeA Practical Guide to Understanding, Measuring and Controlling Stress in Electroformed Metals, by Berl Stein, CEF
 
Electroplating (electronics)
orangePaul Stransky has contributed an interesting paper on Flux Basics, some useful references on Nickel Diffusion Barriers and Solder Leveling, and a rather exhaustive review of the literature about Copper Plating of High-Aspect-Ratio Plated-Through-Holes.
orangeTroubles with your PC boards? Rudy Sedlak tells us a little about Ammoniacal Etching of Copper, . . . Resist Lifting in Gold Plating, . . . Stripping Resists, . . . and the hell involved in Stripping Tin and Solder from small holes on thick boards.
 
Environment & Safety
blueRudy Sedlak tells us what Chelates are and why we use them; and gives us his take on the new technologies of Liquid Cleaners and Dry Acid Salts.
blueThen another look at Liquid Cleaners by Mike McDonald, CEF, Liquid Cleaners v.s. Dry...The choice is EASY...
blueThe well-known chart of pH vs. residual concentration of metals in wastewater.
 
Painting & Powder Coating
greenSpraybooth Problems: Air, Filters, Exhaust by Ken Green
greenMaintaining Brightness in Spray Booths by Ron Joseph>
greenKeeping an HVLP Spray Gun in Compliance with Regulations by Ron Joseph
greenTransfer Efficiency by Ron Joseph
greenThe Pretreatment Trouble Shooter -- reprints of Dave Wright's column in CCAI's Finishing Touch Newsletter, covering such topics as phosphating and salt spray testing.
greenPowder Coating -- an introduction by Mario S. Pennisi.
 
Pickling
picklingchart Chart of pickling time and baumé as a function of acid concentration and iron content
   by Barlow Campano, Hidada Co. Ltd., Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

"The Kleingarn Regenerated Spent Acid at Increasing Ferrous (Fe+2) and Ferric (Fe+3) Chloride Content"
   by Barlow Campano, Hidada Co. Ltd., Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
 
Plant & Process Engineering/Construction
purplePlating Shops for the Nineties and Beyond, a design guide by Ted Mooney.
purple20 Ways to Cut Water Usage in Plating Shops, some tips from Ted Mooney.
purpleHard Chrome Plating - Materials to consider, by Freeman Newton.
purplePlease Don't Leak on the Job - A guide to cementing PVC Pipe, by Freeman Newton.
 
Replacement Technologies
greyA possible alternative to Nickel or Chrome plating, the Kolene salt bath quench/polish/quench process.
greyClosing the Quality Gap on Textured Molds: High Quality Surface Finishes Make the Difference, and Equation for Efficiency: FF + f/P Nearly Eliminates the Need for Polishing --two articles by Midwest Mold and Texture Corporation.
greyEnd of Life (Vehicles) European Directive (English language) posted 11/29/00.
 
Titanium
greyTitanium - Why Coat It? by Milt Stevenson, Jr., Anoplate
 

Articles in Swedish (by Anders Sundman)
redPlating on Aluminum [in Swedish]
redChrome Plating [in Swedish]
redNickel Plating [in Swedish]
redMetallic Materials [in Swedish]
redPretreatment & Activation [in Swedish]
 
 
Nostalgia

misplatesIllustrated trouble- shooting guide in rhyme from 1955.


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OLD PAGES NEVER DIE, THEY JUST FADE AWAY

If you're looking for an article you remember seeing here, but which had to give up it's front page position to make way for newer items, here it is:
whiteInterview with a Vampire--a conversation (out of whole cloth) between an ISO9000 auditor and a client.
whiteAn open letter from University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business regarding new technology of divalent chromates.
whiteCFR438, the proposed Metal Products and Machinery Effluent Guidelines, are serious business for all finishers. Read an Open Letter from the Aluminum Anodizers Council and James N. McClatchey's statement to the EPA from the public hearing of June 28, 1996. (McClatchey is V.P. and Production Manager of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.)


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