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Metal finishing training programs and videos

A discussion started in 1998 but continuing through 2017





A. Try AESF!

Derek Vanek
Independence, Ohio

Training Standards for electroplating


Q. Hi,

We have set ourselves the difficult task of training mostly illiterate floor workers on safety, environment, cleaner production and VERY basic understanding of electroplating. Our new regulations requires a outcome-based standard to be set and we are hoping we do not have to start from scratch. The new learning method is adopted from English and Australian standards and I am looking for where I could start looking. Any help would be appreciated!

Best regards

Trudy Kastner
- Durban, South Africa

Telling Ain't Training
from Abe Books



A. Two major sources of electroplating training that I know in the U.S. are the AESF and Kushner Electroplating School. If I were you, I would try contacting people from these organizations and see if they have any suggestions for you.

tim neveau
Tim Neveau
Rochester Hills, Michigan


A. I have a Powerpoint presentation on plating basics that I put together for my employees. It's about 500K in size...

George Brackett III
- Utica, New York


!! This is for George Brackett III. I am doing an internship for a company that has a gold and nickel electroplating processes. One of my jobs is to teach the operators about electroplating. I would love to see your training presentation. If this is ok please let me know.


Carrie Pearson
- Grand Island, New York


thumbs up signHi Carrie,

Of course you can have me at and I'll send it to you.

George Brackett III
- Utica, New York


!! This is for George Brackett III too!

We are a trading company of Fasteners items. Like Carrie, I give training in all topics related to fasteners/bolt/nuts to our staff, e,g., material; mechanical properties; heat treatment etc. Exposure in plating process is one very interesting subject which I wanted to give a trial for quite sometime. Would it be possible to obtain one from you ?



- Singapore

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Plating safety training program


Q. I am trying to develop a safety training program for our industrial chrome plating operation; everything from A-Z. Does anyone have any resources that might help with this process?

Jim Weaver
- Batavia, Ohio


A. Check with the American Electroplating and Surface Finishing Society (AESF) at

Gene Packman
process supplier - Great Neck, New York


The Canning Handbook of Surface Finishing Technology
from Abe Books


A. Hi Jim. The MFSA ( has a booklet called "Safety Tips for Operators of Metal Finishing Equipment" (I wrote it). It references a number of other documents on safety in finishing shops.

The Canning Handbook has a nice chapter on Safety =>

Good luck.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey


A. In November 1998 the British Metal Finishing Association (MFA) published a Code of Practice for "The safe use of chromium compounds in electrolytic plating processes". This was done in conjunction with the Loss Prevention Council (LPC) and a major supplier of hexavalent chromium chemicals. As far as I am aware, the CoP has the full support of the Health and safety Executive (HSE) and encompasses all the relevant EU legislation on the subject. I believe the CoP is free of charge, as the MFA consider it to be essential that the industry protects itself, it employees, the general public and the environment from the effects of hexavalent chromium compounds. I suggest you contact the
Metal Finishing Association
at Federation House,
10 Vyse St.,
Birmingham B18 6LT.

They also have a web page:

trevor crichton
Trevor Crichton
R&D practical scientist
Chesham, Bucks, UK


? Does A-Z include automatic electroplating machines, and other mechanical devices, like polishing wheels? Or do you mean A-Z for the chemical hazards?

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Tom Pullizzi
Falls Township, Pennsylvania


A. I have been working on a complete CB skill training program for Airline Surface Finishers / Platers. Dr. Frank Altmayer, technical director of the AESF, would be a good start.

Roosevelt Rose
- Atlanta Georgia

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Q. I am a post graduate student in Business management with a back ground in Mechanical Engineering. I have been made the Director of my family owned Industry. I am interested in knowing more about companies or institutes offering a course or a training programme in metal finishing. I will look forward for your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Surya Kamepalli
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom


A. Hi Surya.

In this area, NASF and Kushner Plating School run metal finishing courses regularly. ASM International is another possibility. In England, you could contact the Institute of Metal Finishing.

For certain selective processes, suppliers and specialists offer training programs. For example, Metal Coating Process Corporation conducts training in electropolishing, and a few suppliers offer training in Electroless Nickel Plating.

Some Consultants also offer individualized training programs.

Good luck.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

Basic course in electroplating?


Q. I'm a 3rd year student of BCS (computer science).
My uncle owns a, electroplating factory in nasik (maharashtra).
I'm interested in joining a short or a basic course that will help join him at earliest. Please help.
Thank you.

Prathamesh Umesh Kulkarni
electroplating. - Nasik, Maharashtra


A. Mr. Kulkarni,

The Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) in Karaikudi, Tamilnadu is organizing training courses on various topics including electroplating and corrosion. See their website for more details.

T.S.N. Sankara Narayanan
T.S.N. Sankara Narayanan
- Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
(ed.note Nov. 2017: The good doctor has a fascinating blog at


A. Prathamesh,
Metal Finishing Association of India established in 1973 and a premier organisation affiliated with IUSF(International Union for Surface Finishing) conducts Certificate course in electroplating and Metal Finishing every Year during April. This course has been recognised by who is who in Metal Finishing Industry in India. Incidentally I happened to be a member in the governing council of this prestigious organisation for the last 6 years. In fact the person who heads this certificate course Dr. Ashish Kulkarni lives in Nasik, your native.
Prathamesh, please try to be in Mumbai during 2-4 Feb 2006 for ISF 2006 where you can get plenty of knowledge in this promising field
Good luck.

t k mohan
T.K. Mohan
    plating process supplier 
Mumbai, India


A. I'm not sure if the AESF is in India or not but I do know that they offer a great beginners course for electroplating. We use this in our shop for all of our new platers. I believe the cost is something like $150.00 (U.S.). You could check it out at


Brian C. Gaylets
lock manufacturer - Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.


Q. Please give me the details regarding to Diploma Courses for Plating.

Vivek Puranik
- Dewas, M.P. , India

April 11, 2008

Q. I'm interested in joining a short or a basic course that will help join him at earliest. Please help.
Thank you,


Skill gate plating refresher CDs?

October 5, 2011

Q. We have some old Cd's from the windows 3.1 days and are looking for some current refresher cd's on plating applications for our operators to use as refresher -> skill gates.
The old company was DDi and their cd's were very well structured (now not in business) - do you have any suggestions/experience with electronic skill gate training that has worked well?

Michael Romano
Plating - Horseheads New York USA

October 5, 2011

A. Hi, Michael.

The phrase "skill gate" is unfamiliar to me except as a brand name, so I may be missing something about your requirements. But both Kushner Electroplating School and the National Association for Surface Finishing ( have scheduled training, in-house training, distance learning modules, etc. The NASF has frequent webinars that may meet your needs.


Ted Mooney,
Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

February 9, 2013

Q. Please give me whole detail about that course.

shivankur kaushik
- meerut,utter pradesh, india

February 23, 2016

Q. I'm a graduate student from commerce.
My father has an electroplating business in mumbai (maharashtra).
I'm interested in joining a short or basic course that will help at earliest.
Women can do this IUSF (International Union for Surface Finishing) conducted Certificate course?
Please help.
Thank you.

sonia patil
S.R.Industries - mumbai, maharashtra, india

February 24, 2016

A. Hello!
Electrochemical Society of India Karikodi conducts short term course in Metal finishing and Electroplating. Metal Finishers Association of India Mumbai, too, have short term /refresher courses on Electroplating.
good luck

Mahendra Gargatti

November 4, 2016 -- this entry appended to this thread by editor in lieu of spawning a duplicative thread

Very thankful for your previous help ... could you guide me for a place which has a potential of teaching advanced course of surface finishing in Europe or Asia?

Fahad hashim
- Dubai, UAE

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