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Low Hydrogen Embrittlement Zinc-Nickel Plating
Sebastian Harrelson, an electroplater in the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group, prepares to submerge the nose gear of an F-16 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The organization is overhauling an increasing number of landing gear components with a more eco-friendly coating because of a new process developed by Utah-based ES3 under the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program. The coating - made possible by the new application process - has been shown to provide better protection for components and is expected to yield significant savings over the environmental cleanup needed for traditional coatings. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Alex R. Lloyd)

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Tags: hill afb, LHE, Plating
Photo by: Mr. Alex R. Lloyd |  VIRIN: 170608-F-ZZ999-020.JPG