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OUR ON-LINE REFERENCE MATERIALS
- Where Do "White Spots" Come From? by Robert Probert.
- Why Are My Aluminum Cathodes Red? by Nosti, Ciejka, & Gilbert.
- Coloring of Metals
- Collection of formulas for chemical, electrochemical & heat colouring, cyanide-free immersion plating and electroplating by Goran Budija.
- Electroplating (commercial)
- An Introduction to Barrel Plating, by Frank R. Zemo
- Chrome Control by Geoffrey P. Whitelaw
- Crib sheet for plating. A periodic table for plating, electrochemical equivalents, troubleshooting nuggets, other little used facts.
- Formulae 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.
- Improving your Chloride Zinc Plating Operation, by Stephen Schneider.
- RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS, BOOK CHAPTERS AND U.S.PATENTSby Dr. N. V. MANDICH, CEF (Since 1990 ): 2/04/02.
- Troubleshooting Modern Bright Nickel Plating Solutions, by Thomas J. Pullizzi.
- Electroplating (electroforming)
A Practical Guide to Understanding, Measuring and Controlling Stress in Electroformed Metals, by Berl Stein, CEF
- Electroplating (electronics)
- Paul 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.
- Troubles with your PC boards? Rudy Sedlak tells us a little about Ammoniacal Etching of Copper and Resist Lifting in Gold Plating
- Environment & Safety
- Rudy 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.
- Then another look at Liquid Cleaners by Mike McDonald, CEF, Liquid Cleaners v.s. Dry...The choice is EASY...
- The well-known chart of pH vs. residual concentration of metals in wastewater.
- Hot-Dip Galvanizing
- Dr. Thomas H. Cook Dynamic Flux Tests for Hot-Dip Galvanizing.
- Dr. Thomas H. Cook Lower Zinc in Hot-Dip Galvanizing.
- Dr. Thomas H. Cook ACNV Test
Illustrated trouble-shooting guide in rhyme from 1955.
- Proceedings of the American Electroplater's Society, 1960
- Painting & Powder Coating
- Spraybooth Problems: Air, Filters, Exhaust by Ken Green
- Maintaining Brightness in Spray Booths by Ron Joseph>
- Keeping an HVLP Spray Gun in Compliance with Regulations by Ron Joseph
- Transfer Efficiency by Ron Joseph
- The Pretreatment Trouble Shooter -- reprints of Dave Wright's column in CCAI's Finishing Touch Newsletter, covering such topics as phosphating and salt spray testing.
- Powder Coating -- an introduction by Mario S. Pennisi.
- Passivation of Stainless Steel
- Plant & Process Engineering/Construction
- Plating Shops for the Nineties and Beyond, a design guide by Ted Mooney.
- 20 Ways to Cut Water Usage in Plating Shops, some tips from Ted Mooney.
- Hard Chrome Plating - Materials to consider, by Freeman Newton.
- Please Don't Leak on the Job - A guide to cementing PVC Pipe, by Freeman Newton.
- Replacement Technologies
- A possible alternative to Nickel or Chrome plating, the Kolene salt bath quench/polish/quench process.
Closing 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.
- End of Life (Vehicles) European Directive (English language) posted 11/29/00.
- Geoffrey Whitelaw gives us the full procedure and data for economical stripping of gold
- Rudy Sedlak tells us about Stripping Resists … and the hell involved in Stripping Tin and Solder from small holes on thick boards.
- Titanium - Why Coat It? by Milt Stevenson, Jr., Anoplate
- Articles in Swedish (by Anders Sundman)
- Plating on Aluminum [in Swedish]
- Chrome Plating [in Swedish]
- Nickel Plating [in Swedish]
- Metallic Materials [in Swedish]
- Pretreatment & Activation [in Swedish]
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