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What Books You Need

For anyone involved in plating or anodizing, here is Ted Mooney's list of 'must haves':


Aluminum How-To by R. H. Probert, 2005. The practical aspects of what you need to know for anodizing, hard coating, and chromating of aluminum. Order on line from finishing.com.


Electrodeposition, the Materials Science of Coatings and Substrates by Jack W. Dini, 1993. Click for photo of the book, book reviews, and multiple sourcing.


Electroplating by Frederick A. Lowenheim, 1978. Click for photo of the book, book review, and multiple sourcing.


Electroplating Course Manual -- Basic Practical Electroplating. 1986. 363 pages, 22 chapters, in tutorial, Q&A, format. Published by the Garden State Branch, American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society, c/o Tilton Rack & Basket Co., 66 Passaic Ave., Fairfield, NJ 07006


Electroplating Engineering Handbook, Edited by Lawrence J. Durney, 1984. Click for photo of the book, book reviews, and multiple sources you can get it from.


Metal Finishing Guidebook and Directory. Annual. Published by Elsevier Inc. Click for photo of the book, book reviews, and multiple sources you can get it from.

Metals Handbook, Volume 5: Surface Engineering. 1994. Published by ASM. Click for photo of the book, book reviews, and multiple sources you can get it from.


The Properties of Electrodeposited Metals and Alloys by William H. Safranek, 1986.


The Surface Finishing and Treatment of Aluminum and its Alloys by Wernick, Pinner & Sheasby, 2001. Click for photo of the book, book reviews, and multiple sources you can get it from.

For anyone involved in powder coating, here is a good starting library:


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If you know of other 'must have' books, please e-mail your suggestions to:

Ted Mooney, P.E. <mooney@finishing.com>


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