European Pulse Plating Seminar
From fundamentals to industrial application

2nd European Pulse Plating Seminar

The European Pulse-Plating Seminar was also in his second year as successful as the first time. Approximately 50 participants joined a very open discussion in a very relaxed atmosphere about questions regarding the industrial application of pulse plating. The number of participating countries increased to 14 due two the participation of two US-American companies. With this the European Pulse Plating Seminar aroused interest outside the borders of Europe for the first time.

Caused by the exciting discussions, the time frame of the seminar was overrun again, so that a common decision was made to keep on talking at a typical Viennese Heurigen.

12 international presentations of leading experts on pulse plating formed the framework of the conference:

Plenary lectures

Session 1: General Aspects

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang PAATSCH (BAM, D)
    Pulse Plating – a review and perspectives
  • Prof. Dr. Peter FARR (Institute of Metal Finishing IMF, GB)
    Pulse Plating in the third millennium

Session 2: New results from research

  • Dr. Cecilia SUAREZ RAMON (CIDETEC, E)
    Electrodeposition of copper coatings by pulse plating techniques
  • Prof. Dr. Sudipta ROY (University of Newcastle, GB)
    Mass transfer considerations for defining pulse parameters
  • Dr. Matilda ZEMANOVA (Slovak University of Technology, SK)
    Periodic reverse current nickel pigmentation of anodized aluminium

Session 3: Pulse Plating in the industrial production

  • Dr. Wolfgang E.G. HANSAL (Happy Plating, A)
    Pulse Plating in an industrial perspective
  • Karl RIEDER (Plating Electronic, D)
    Pulse- and Pulse reverse power supplies
  • Hans J. MAIER (Dynatronix, D)
    Power supplies explained

Session 4: Pulse Plating of alloys

  • Prof. Dr. Pietro CAVALOTTI (Politecnico di Milano, I)
    Pulse Plating of NiW alloys
  • Dr. Peter T. TANG (DTU, DK)
    Pulse reversal plating and electrolyte monitoring for electrodeposition of sulphur-free magnetic alloys

Session 5: Pulse Plating of composites

  • Dr. Selma HANSAL (Happy Plating, A)
    Dispersion coatings using pulse plating for tribological applications
  • Prof. Dr. Pietro CAVALOTTI (Politecnico di Milano, I)
    Pulse Plating of nickel matrix composites

Exhibitors

In addition several international posters were presented. Some relevant companies in the field of pulse plating were exhibiting their products (in alphabetical order):

  • Fa. Dynatronix
    www.hjm-technic.de
    US producer of pulse rectifiers
  • Fa. Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces GmbH
    www.happyplating.at
    Development, prototyping and industrial application of pulse plating and other pulsed processes
  • Fa. L-Chem Inc.
    Inventor of Cell-Design, the leading simulation software fort he calculation and optimisation of electrochemical processes. The distributing partner in Europe is Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces GmbH (www.happyplating.at)
  • Fa. Munk GmbH
    www.munk.de
    German producer of DC- and pulse rectifiers
  • Fa. Plating Electronic
    www.plating.de
    German producer of a broad variety of pulse rectifiers
  • Fa. Röntgenanalytik Messtechnik GmbH
    www.roentgenanalytik.de
    High quality X-Ray fluorescence devises fort he determination of the coating thickness and alloy compositions
  • Fa. UMI-Industrievertretung GmbH
    Distributor of ELCA pulse rectifiers
    Contact u.madeya-umi@t-online.de

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A comprehensive report titled “Schichtinnovationen durch Pulse-Plating” was published in the leading German technical journal Galvanotechik within the June issue (page 1397ff). In the name of the organizer we thank the author Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Paatsch for his excellent article.

Due to the continuous great success and the very positive feedback of the participants the European Pulse Plating Seminar will continue. The first week of March will be kept as the date of the event.