Resistors, battery contacts and many other small components are usually tin-plated in large quantities in barrel applications. At times, the problem occurs that the components, which typically measure only a few millimeters, stick to each other, either permanently or temporarily. As a result, the tin layer deposited on the surface is uneven which may cause problems during soldering. SMD components, which after all enabled the miniaturisation of electronic devices, are...more

Plated Copper, nickel, tin, silver, hard silver, zinc and zinc-nickel: Pieper Oberflächentechnik, based in Hermsdorf (Thuringia), offers a wide variety of finishes.  Plated zinc-nickel was included in the product programme in 2008 when the company started operating a combined plating plant for zinc and zinc-nickel. This proved to be a wise decision, since the demand for zinc-nickel continued to grow in the following years. Therefore, Pieper management decided to build...more

Cutting edge surface technology was presented on O&S 2014, which was held in Stuttgart on 22-24 June, 2014. The exhibition featured 333 exhibitors from 19 nations  – a slight increase in numbers compared to 2012. This year, O&S was co-staged with the international parts2clean trade fair for the cleaning of industrial parts and surfaces for the first time. 22.2 percent of all exhibitors came from countries other than Germany, which reflects the international...more