Back in St Louis there is a men's clothing store that has as its slogan
"An educated consumer is our best customer"
The same applies in our business.
We've always said that metal finishing is part science, part math, part art and a little bit black magic"... It requires an educated operator, properly trained. No one is teaching this in school. Plus, there are so many variables to control it gets crazy rather quickly if you get lost. Look at the chart on plating variables linked here...
ECI, through our network of suppliers can tailor educational training for your personnel. Some can be on-site. Others; offsite. Just give us a call if you are interested in a specific topic and we will do what we can to assist.
ECI began in 1983 under the wise guidance of V,E, Guernsey as Electroplating Consultants International. Consulting has been in the name from the get go and still is. If you have specific applications where consulting might be an option, give us a call. We are happy to review options with you and provide a proposal.
Having heater problems in an alkaline descaler tank? Leaking pump? Need a formulation to strip chrome from steel? Not passing NSS testing on Alodine? Need to plate chrome on Al on a W rich alloy? Excess "background" on an FPI part after developer? . If we haven't seen it before, we probably know someone who has. We probably have information to help answer these questions. Give us a call with your technical questions and we will do our best to provide support and service to get you up and running.