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IT’S HOW YOU FINISH

IT’S HOW YOU FINISH

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  • Finishing technologies, Plating methods
  • August 31, 2022

Corrosion protective coatings for diverse applications

Corrosion generates billions of dollars in losses every year around the world. Many metallic components are exposed to this accelerated oxidation process, which rapidly shortens their functionality. For centuries. We have tri...
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  • Finishing technologies
  • June 29, 2022

Troubleshooting with SEM

Our eyes are useful for many tasks. They can see a bright blue finish on parts fresh out of the passivate, a smooth, satin finish coming out of a nickel tank, or those obnoxious specks of mystery material adhered to an otherw...
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  • Finishing technologies
  • June 17, 2022

Past and future of passivates

When you think of a passivate (or chromate as they used to be), what comes to mind? For some it’s a deep orange-yellow hex-chrome tank where in goes a brilliant, metallic finish and out comes a beautiful iridescent yellow or ...
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  • Finishing technologies
  • June 13, 2022

Hexavalent vs Trivalent Chromium

Chromium readily comes to mind when we think of things that shine. We know of course that not all that shines is chrome. Chrome is applied by an electroplating process and depending on the chemistry of the plating bath, we ca...
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  • Finishing technologies
  • June 10, 2022

Why are your testing results inconsistent? | Salt Spray Testing

I will start this by dividing it up into two sections that I am very familiar with in the electroplating industry; analytical testing results and salt spray testing results. Electroplating is one of the most popular processes...
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