Features for March 2012

Features Archive

An Alternative Approach to Plating of Titanium and Ti Alloys Using Carbon Foam Substrate An Alternative Approach to Plating of Titanium and Ti Alloys Using Carbon Foam Substrate

3C Technology has developed—and proposed for commercial applications—a method for electroplating titanium alloys in the form of a coating on plastic and carbon foams.

The Challenge of Thickness Variation in Plating and Anodizing The Challenge of Thickness Variation in Plating and Anodizing

Metal Finishing columnist Leslie Flott discusses the critical role that coating thickness plays in product quality and process/cost control.

On The Surface: Intended Consequences

Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg Ph.D., a.k.a the “Cleaning Lady and the Rocket Scientist,” discuss both the positive and negative aspects of metal cleaning and surface preparation.

Sealants Aim to Reduce Noise Levels in Automobiles Sealants Aim to Reduce Noise Levels in Automobiles

Ed Petrie, Metal Finishing’s “Adhesion & Bonding” columnist, reviews noise-dampening sealants that have created a niche market for automotive applications.