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Plating and Metal Finishing Books: What You Need & Where to Find Them

0. Mechanical Preparation

shot peening
Shot Peening, published by MFN



1. Great books for Anodizing & Aluminum Treatments

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Aluminum How-To,
Robert Probert


mongomery
Light Metals Finishing Process Manual,
David Montgomery


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Surface Finishing and Treatment of Aluminum and its Alloys,
Wernick, Pinner & Sheasby


More anodizing books:

Artists Anodizing Aluminum : The Sulfuric Acid Process,
David Laplantz
[on AbeBooks, eBay, or Amazon (adv.)]

Adhesive Bonding of Aluminum Alloys by Edward W. Thrall, Raymond W. Shannon
[on Amazon (adv.)]

Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by J.R. Davis
[on Amazon (adv.)]

Aluminum: Technology, Applications, and Environment by Dietrich G. Altenpohl
[on Amazon (adv.)]

The Technology of Anodizing Aluminum by Arthur William Brace, P.G. Sheasby

[on AbeBooks, Amazon, or eBay (adv.)]


2. The "Must Have" List for Electroplating
No plating shop or plating library should open its doors without these five books on hand :-)

asm handbook
ASM Metals Handbook vol. 5 Surface Cleaning, Finishing, and Coating


lowenheim
Electroplating, Frederick A. Lowenheim



Electroplating Engineering Handbook,
Lawrence Durney


mfg
Metal Finishing Guidebook & Directory,
Elsevier



3. More "Classics" on general electroplating .

asm handbook new
ASM Metals Handbook vol. 5 Surface Engineering


canning
The Canning Handbook:
Surface Finishing Technology


electrochemical metallizing
Electrochemical Metallizing Principles and Practice,
Marvin Rubinstein


brenner
Electrodeposition of Alloys,
Abner Brenner


dini
Electrodeposition, the Materials Science of Coatings and Substrates,
Jack W. Dini


ollard
Installation and Maintenance in Electroplating Shops,
Eric A. Ollard



partha
Practical Electroplating Handbook,
N.V. Parthasaradhy



safranek
Properties of Electrodeposited Metals and Alloys




durney
Trouble in Your Tank?,
Lawrence Durney


kushner
Water and Waste Control for the Plating Shop,
Kushner & Kushner



4. Chrome Plating:

weiner
Chromium Plating,
Weiner & Walmsley


guffie
Hard Chromium Plating,
Robert K. Guffie



5. Electroless Plating:

mallory
Electroless Plating - Fundamentals & Applications, Mallory & Hajdu


gawrilov
Chemical (Electroless) Nickel Plating,
G.G. Gawrilov


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Electroless Nickel Plating
Wolfgang Riedel



6. Gold Plating

goldie
Gold Plating Technology,
Reid & Goldie



7. Nickel Plating

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The Sulfamate Nickel How-To Guide,
Crotty, PhD & Probert



8. Plating on Plastic

asep
Standards and Guidelines for Electroplated Plastics,
ASEP



9. Zinc Plating

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Zinc Plating,
Herb Geduld



10. Painting and Powder Coating

formulary
Formulary of Paints and Other Coatings Vol. I,
Michael and Irene Ash


roobol
Industrial Painting: Principles and Practices,
Norman R. Roobol



11. Miscellaneous

chem formulary
The Chemical Formulary Volume XXIII,
H. Bennett, editor-in-chief


industrial ventilation
Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice,
ACGIH


ammen
Recovery & Refining of Precious Metals, C.W. Ammen


hydrogen problems
Current Solutions to Hydrogen Problems in Steels,
Interrante & Pressouyre


ss corrosion
Corrosion of Stainless Steels,
A. John Sedriks


machineries handbook
Machinery's Handbook,
Erik Oberg, Franklin D. Jones and Holbrook L. Horton


gold refining
Gold Refining,
George Gajda



Many of the best metal finishing books are out of print and hard to find. Some are expensive but poorly described by the book sellers. Finishing.com will provide cover photos and book reviews of these works, and multiple source them so if one dealer is out, you'll have alternatives.

While this page is in progress, we will continue to refer you to some older pages at finishing.com for other books that have not yet been cataloged to this depth:

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