Aerospace Features for August 2009

Aerospace Features Archive

Platers/Painters Profile: Metal Finishing—C.R. Hudgins Style Platers/Painters Profile: Metal Finishing—C.R. Hudgins Style

Investing in the business—and its people—pays big dividends for C.R. Hudgins Plating, a 60-year-old operation based in Lynchburg, Va.

Platers/Painters Profile: Master Metal Finishing Takes Anodizing Seriously Platers/Painters Profile: Master Metal Finishing Takes Anodizing Seriously

From electronics to aircraft parts, Master Metal Finishing of Patterson, N.J., finishes to spec—and beyond.

Zincate- or Stannate-free Plating of Magnesium, Aluminum, and Titanium Zincate- or Stannate-free Plating of Magnesium, Aluminum, and Titanium

For more than 80 years, the plating industry has been dependent on the use of various zincate and/or stannate solutions to assist in the plating of metals such as titanium, aluminum, and magnesium. It is becoming ever more difficult to use these solutions due to restrictive regulations—plus, they are difficult to work with. This article presents an environmentally acceptable and easy-to-work-with alternative process that does not require the metalizing of the metals to be plated or extensive cleaning and deoxidization procedures.