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CTI's Metal Finish News & Updates

100 Years of Training – Part 1

As a follow up to our recent article on the CEF Designation for Metal Finishers we are posting a three part article on the history of training programs for the metal finishing industry.  The article was written by Master Surface Finisher and AESF Fellow, Mr. Frank...

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The Certified Electroplater Finisher (CEF)

Metal finishing and especially electroplating have long been considered by outsiders (and some insiders) as being based on voodoo and black magic as much any real science.   From outside the industry it just doesn’t seem possible to force metallic ions from a liquid...

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NP3 and Your Firearm Machine

The Merriam-Webster dictionary says that a machine is; “a piece of equipment with moving parts that does work when it is given power.”   The Cambridge dictionary definition of a machine is; “a device with moving parts that uses power to do work of a particular type.” ...

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