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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

More anodizing books:

Artists Anodizing Aluminum : The Sulfuric Acid Process,
David Laplantz

Adhesive Bonding of Aluminum Alloys,
Edward W. Thrall, Raymond W. Shannon

Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys,
J.R. Davis

Aluminum: Technology, Applications, and Environment
Dietrich G. Altenpohl

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

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Aluminum How-To,
Robert Probert
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Light Metals Finishing Process Manual,
David Montgomery

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Surface Finishing and Treatment of Aluminum and its Alloys,

Wernick, Pinner & Sheasby

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
gsb aesf manual
Basic Practical Electroplating,
GS Branch of AESF
lowenheim Electroplating, Frederick A. Lowenheim

Electroplating Engineering Handbook, Lawrence Durney
Metal Finishing Guidebook & Directory, Elsevier

3. More "Classics" on general electroplating.

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ASM Metals Handbook vol. 5 Surface Engineering
The Canning Handbook:
Surface Finishing Technology
electrochemical metallizing
Electrochemical Metallizing Principles and Practice,
Marvin Rubinstein

Electrodeposition of Alloys,
Abner Brenner

Electrodeposition, the Materials Science of Coatings and Substrates,
Jack W. Dini
Installation and Maintenance in Electroplating Shops,
Eric A. Ollard
Practical Electroplating Handbook,
N.V. Parthasaradhy
Properties of Electrodeposited Metals and Alloys
Trouble in Your Tank?,
Lawrence Durney
Water and Waste Control for the Plating Shop,
Kushner & Kushner

4. Chrome Plating:

5. Electroless Plating:

Chromium Plating,
Weiner & Walmsley

Hard Chromium Plating,
Robert K. Guffie

Electroless Plating - Fundamentals & Applications, Mallory & Hajdu
Chemical (Electroless) Nickel Plating,
G.G. Gawrilov

Electroless Nickel Plating
Wolfgang Riedel

6. Gold Plating

7. Plating on Plastic

8. Zinc Plating

Gold Plating Technology,
Reid & Goldie
Standards and Guidelines for Electroplated Plastics,


Zinc Plating,
Herb Geduld

9. Painting and Powder Coating

corrosion coatings
Coatings for Corrosion Prevention, American Society for Metals

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

paint chemistry
Introduction to Paint Chemistry and Principles of Paint Technology,
G.P.A. Turner
Industrial Painting: Principles and Practices,
Norman R. Roobol

A Guide to High Performance Powder Coating.
Bob Utech

10. Miscellaneous

haz waste
Hazardous Waste Land Treatment,
Kirk W. Brown, Gordon B. Evans, Jr. and Beth D. Frentrup
chem formulary
The Chemical Formulary Volume XXIII,
H. Bennett, editor-in-chief

Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice,
Amer Conf of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
Recovery & Refining of Precious Metals, C.W. Ammen
hydrogen problems
Current Solutions to Hydrogen Problems in Steels,
Interrante & Pressouyre
metallic coatings
Metallic Coatings for Corrosion Control,
V.E. Carter
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
spot testing
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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. will provide cover photos and book reviews of these works, and multiple source them so if one dealer is out, you'll have alternatives.

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