3 Keys to Better Surface Preparation
The 3 keys to Better Surface Preparation begins with Analysis, Observation and Maintenance. Specific details from our technical experts on how to reduce and eliminate rejects.
Black Magic: The Science Behind the Magic
An introduction to Hubbard-Hall’s line of Black Magic products - a hot alkaline nitrate black oxidizing solution. The Black Magic finish develops a true conversion coating that does not chip, flake or peel and can last indefinitely.
Causes for Off-Colored Black Oxide Finishes
A consistent black oxide conversion coating is always desirable, but when the finish is not satisfactory here are issues that might be the cause.
Preventing Corrosion Can Save Billions of Dollars
Quality raw materials and proper equipment maintenance are 2 steps in the process that can be critical to quality finishing as how it relates to corrosion prevention.
Electropolishing Process Considerations
Electropolishing replaces traditional mechanical treatments, such as milling, blasting, grinding, and polishing. Several formulations have been developed for numerous metals and alloys, including; stainless steel, aluminum. brass, copper, nickel, Inconel, gold, silver and others.
Filtering Cleaners: A Wise Choice
Filtration is the mechanical process to separate unwanted materials from the cleaner. The filtration unit is a medium through which only the cleaner can pass.
How to Reduce Steps Required in Non-Ferrous Surface Cleaning
An examination of the benefits of organic acid cleaners and how they can reduce the steps in the non-ferrous surface cleaning process.
Laser B … A Start For A Brilliant Finish
Deoxidizing and polishing can now be accomplished in a process that leaves a brilliant finish without the labor.
Polymer Flocculant Preparation for Jar Testing
A guide to handling and using liquid emulsion polymers and powdered polymers for jar testing.
Know Your Hazards: How to Handle Cleaners Safely
Selecting chemical process baths and treatments that are available with safety in mind.
The Importance of Rinsing in Metal Finishing Operations
Far too many problems can be traced to poor rinsing resulting in the contamination of down-line process baths. By conveying the elements of good rinse practice, we’re here to help ensure that such problems never happen to you.
Maintaining a Consistent Finish Means Watching the Thermometer
For metal finishers one thing is certain the weather will impact the quality of your surface finishing process. Depending on the time of year, it gets cold – and it gets hot.
Why Aqueous Cleaners are so Effective: Emulsification vs. Displacement
Soak cleaners are provided in two general formulations: emulsification and displacement. They both clean with a high degree of effectiveness. How do these two methods in fact differ?
What is the Best Way to Determine your Cleaning Costs?
Beyond the cost of the chemistry, here is an in-depth look at all of the associated variables that will determine the total cost of providing a clean surface for an in-process metal finishing operation or for an attractive, contaminant-free part.
Improve Your Metal Finishing & Plating Results
Improving your metal finishing and plating process has been at the core of what our Tech Team does every day. Sharing several ideas, tips and troubleshooting keys is what you can expect to find in this download.
Metal Finishing Terms You'll Want to Know
Chelating agents, complexing agents, flocculants, deflocculants are properties associated with surface finishing and wastewater treatment. Understanding this common terminology can be very beneficial to understanding what chemical works in specific circumstances.
Where Can You Lower Costs in Your Metal Finishing Process
Learn how you can reduce your metal finishing and plating process costs with our top 3 ideas to use today to increase productivity and improve efficiency.
Can Water Replace Solvents for Metal Cleaning?
With a combination of the right chemistry, equipment and cleaning process, water-based cleaning can be extremely effective compared to traditional chlorinated solvents.
First Step for a Great Finish is Surface Preparation
Selecting the right cleaner and properly maintaining it with respect to operating parameters will go a long way to insuring that your first big step is successful
Spray Cleaning for Excellent Pre-Cleaning
Spray cleaners combine chemical and mechanical action to remove soils from the substrate. The cleaning action must be rapid, as contact times in most spray machines typically range from 30-60 seconds, at temperatures below traditional soak cleaners.
Do it Once, Do it Right: Surface Preparation for Plating
6 Steps to review before starting an electro-plating process. Starting with a manageable list of critical tasks can make all the difference in achieving the quality repeatable plated parts