O&S 2016 After Show Report As in previous years, O&S 2016 presented surface technology on a high level. Approximately 300 exhibitors and more than 6,500 trade visitors, many of them from abroad, attended the show which was held in Stuttgart from May 30 until June 2, 2016. Dr.-Ing. Max Schlötter GmbH & Co. KG from Geislingen was again among the exhibitors. Thomas Haberfellner, Director Sales and Service, had every reason to be satisfied: "It was a very...more

On 1 July 2015, ECHA recommended another 15 substances for inclusion in Annex XIV. The new recommendation list also contains boric acid. The final decision, which substances will be included in Annex XIV, will be taken by the European Commission. If the Commission follows the recommendations given by the ECHA, the Latest Application Date and the Sunset Date will be set. The sunset date ist he date from which the placing on the market and the use of a substance shall be...more

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