decorative finishing

Decorative Finishing vs. Functional Finishing

June 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Decorative Finishing vs. Functional Finishing

Surface finishing is a key method for adding value to a component. Both functional and decorative finishing can add value to a product: how are they different?

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PVD methods

PVD Methods Explained

April 17, 2021 | 0

PVD (physical vapor deposition) is a highly technical coating process performed in an artificial vacuum, known for its aesthetic and performance benefits. There are several different methods for producing PVD coatings, including cathode arc evaporation, magnetron sputter, electron beam evaporation, ion beam sputter, and laser ablation. Here we’ll discuss those PVD methods. Cathode Arc Evaporation […]

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Tom Beckwith on the brass plating line, shortly after its installation at the Remico facility.

35 Years: Remico’s First Employee Reflects on His Time at ECF

December 1, 2016

On November 23, 1981, Tom Beckwith started his first day of work at Electro Chemical Finishing, as the first employee at the newly constructed Remico facility. After helping the contractors finish installation of the brass line (now the custom line), Tom’s duties included racking, plating, unracking, inspecting, and packing parts; for the first several weeks […]

design considerations for electroplating plastic molding

Plating on Plastic: Molding Considerations

November 11, 2016

When chrome plating on plastic substrates, one of the most important factors in the success of the process is the quality of the molding. Poor quality moldings = poor plating results.

kitchen fixture

Trending Kitchen Fixture Finishes 2016

January 25, 2016

Read our breakdown of the trending kitchen fixture and hardware finishes for 2016.

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