You're at the world's most popular finishing site. Welcome! This is our table of contents.
Whether painting, plating, powder coating, PVD, anodizing, bluing, galvanizing, or any finish, this forum connects the luminaries of the finishing world for camaraderie, while offering students & hobbyists a chance to get their questions answered or share their tips.
The forum is free of spam & bickering, for a friendly, fun, educational atmosphere. Jump right in (no registration required).
From school science projects to restoring worn silverplate, some questions are perennial . . .
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.
Countless billions of $$ of our modern world rusts away each year.
Corrosion can be stopped by anodizing, electroplating, galvanizing, and powder coatingIt's not just the money: it's the environmental consequences, loss of functionality, injuries, ugliness, and heirlooms lost.
Finishing is key to a sustainable futureLow 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
"The Sulfamate Nickel How-To Guide"
by David Crotty, PhD
& Robert Probert
Hot Off the Press -- published Oct. 2018
$89 plus shipping
* Strongly Recommended Books *.
On-line library articles
Need metal finishing books cheap? . . .
Some of our Used Metal Finishing Books are available through Amazon.
Journals serving the finishing industry.
A list of world-class Metal Finishing Libraries
6. Organizations serving the industry
7. News - May 26, 2018
"Privacy Policies" may be overflowing your e-mail mailbox recently due to the European Union's GDPR policy.
Performance Review Institute -- Chemical Processing Auditor (8/25/17)