Features for May 2012

Features Archive

Fundamentals of Paint Adhesion Fundamentals of Paint Adhesion

Ed Petrie, Metal Finishing’s “Adhesion and Bonding” columnist, discusses the three operational mechanisms involved in ensuring optimal paint adhesion.

Surface Finishing Sheet-Metal Assemblies When Using Self-Clinching Fasteners Surface Finishing Sheet-Metal Assemblies When Using Self-Clinching Fasteners

This article provides a basic understanding about self-clinching fastener technology and the issues associated with surface finishing can help guide the way toward best practices

The Importance of High-Quality Copper Anodes The Importance of High-Quality Copper Anodes

Well-made anodes are critical to any plating process as they: extend bath life; have less metallic contamination; produce parts without roughness; and require less maintenance.