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OUR ON-LINE REFERENCE MATERIALS

Anodizing
robert_probert Where Do "White Spots" Come From?
   by Robert Probert.
 
red anodizing Cathode Why Are My Aluminum Cathodes Red?
   by Nosti, Ciejka, & Gilbert.
 
Coloring of Metals
Goran
Budija
Collection of formulas for chemical, electrochemical & heat colouring,
cyanide-free immersion plating and electroplating.
 
Corrosion
corrosionthumb Why Apply a Coating? -- Corrosion,
   by Mario S. Pennisi
 
Electroforming
berl_stein Understanding, Measuring and Controlling Stress in Electroformed Metals,
by Berl Stein, CEF

Electroplating for Electronics
Paul
Stransky
Flux Basics
Nickel Diffusion Barriers
Copper Plating of High-Aspect-Ratio Plated-Through-Holes
Rudy
Sedlak
Ammoniacal Etching of Copper
Resist Lifting in Gold Plating

Electroplating (Commercial)
anders_sundman Plating on Aluminum [in Swedish],
   by Anders Sundman
dangler Introduction to Barrel Plating,
   by Frank R. Zemo
geoff_whitelaw Chrome Control,
   by Geoffrey P. Whitelaw
anders_sundman Chrome Plating [in Swedish],
   by Anders Sundman
crib Crib sheet for plating,
A periodic table for plating, electrochemical equivalents, troubleshooting nuggets, other little used facts.
   by Thomas J. Pullizzi
shapes Formulae of surface areas and volumes of simple shapes,
May we strongly recommend that you calculate the surface area of everything you finish.
   by Thomas J. Pullizzi
schneider Improving your Chloride Zinc Plating Operation,
by Stephen Schneider.
tom_pullizzi_sketch Troubleshooting Modern Bright Nickel Plating Solutions,
by Thomas J. Pullizzi.
anders_sundman Nickel Plating [in Swedish],
   by Anders Sundman

Environment & Safety
metalpH Chart of pH vs. Residual Concentration of Metals
Rudy
Sedlak
What Chelates Are and Why We Use Them
Modern Liquid Cleaners
Dry Acid Salts
 
Mike
McDonald
 Liquid Cleaners vs. Dry ... the choice is easy

Hot-Dip Galvanizing
Dr. Thomas
H. Cook
Dynamic Flux Tests for Hot-Dip Galvanizing.
Lower Zinc in Hot-Dip Galvanizing.
ACNV Test
 
Metals
anders_sundman Metallic Materials [in Swedish],
   by Anders Sundman
 
Nostalgia
misplates Illustrated trouble-shooting guide in rhyme from 1955.

aes Proceedings of the American Electroplater's Society, 1960
misplates Everyone knows Wiss scissors, shears, etc. Don Wiss has collected incredible memories of J. Wiss & Sons Co from 1848-1976 (external website)

 
Painting & Powder Coating
Ron
Joseph
Maintaining Brightness in Spray Booths
Keeping an HVLP Spray Gun in Compliance with Regulations
Transfer Efficiency
 
Ken Green  Spraybooth Problems: Air, Filters, Exhaust
 
Mario S. Pennisi Powder Coating -- an introduction by Mario S. Pennisi.
 
Passivation of Stainless Steel
passivation_tester Effective Methods for the Testing of Stainless Steel Passivation
by Wolf Koslow
passi-pipe explorer Passi-pipe Explorer
by Wolf Koslow
 
Pickling
picklingchart Chart of pickling time and baumé as a function of acid concentration and iron content
   by Barlow Campano, Hidada Co. Ltd., Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

"The Kleingarn Regenerated Spent Acid at Increasing Ferrous (Fe+2) and Ferric (Fe+3) Chloride Content"
   by Barlow Campano, Hidada Co. Ltd., Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
 
Plant & Process Engineering/Construction
ted_mooney_beach Plating Shops for the New Millennium, a design guide by Ted Mooney.

20 Ways to Cut Water Usage in Plating Shops, some tips from Ted Mooney.
freeman_newton 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.
 
Pretreatment
anders_sundman Pretreatment & Activation [in Swedish],
   by Anders Sundman
ccai The Pretreatment Trouble Shooter
by Dave Wright, in Finishing Touch Newsletter, courtesy of CCAI.
bob_utech Cleaning & Rinsing for Powder Coating
by Bob Utech
 
Replacement Technologies
greyA possible alternative to Nickel or Chrome plating, the Kolene salt bath quench/polish/quench process.
greyClosing 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.
greyEnd of Life (Vehicles) European Directive (English language) posted 11/29/00.
 
Stripping
greyGeoffrey Whitelaw gives us the full procedure and data for economical stripping of gold
greyRudy Sedlak tells us about Stripping Resists … and the hell involved in Stripping Tin and Solder from small holes on thick boards.
 
Titanium
milt_stevenson  Titanium - Why Coat It?
by Milt Stevenson, Jr., Anoplate
 


OLD PAGES NEVER DIE, THEY JUST FADE AWAY

Looking for an article you remember seeing here, but which gave up it's front page position to make way for newer items, here it is:
whiteInterview with a Vampire--a conversation (out of whole cloth) between an ISO9000 auditor and a client.
whiteAn open letter from University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business regarding new technology of divalent chromates.
whiteCFR438, the proposed Metal Products and Machinery Effluent Guidelines, are serious business for all finishers. Read an Open Letter from the Aluminum Anodizers Council and James N. McClatchey's statement to the EPA from the public hearing of June 28, 1996. (McClatchey is V.P. and Production Manager of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.)

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