Are you considering plating metals? The process of metal plating is performed to improve corrosion resistance, add aesthetic appeal, enhance the metal’s hardness, reduce friction in moving pieces, increase or decrease conductivity and to improve solderability. The most common plating metals include brass, bronze, cadmium, nickel and tin, and here at Belmont Metals, we sell…
Mainly used in galvanizing steel to prevent rusting, in zinc die casting alloys and in copper based alloys, such as brass. Zinc is also essential to the growth of many kinds of organisms, both plant and animal. Zinc also extends the life of other material such as steel (by hot dipping or electrogalvanizing), rubber and plastics (as an aging inhibitor) and wood (in paints).
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A Brief Guide to Understanding the Electroplating Process
Electroplating refers to a process used to bind a layer of one metal over the surface of another one. Electroplating changes the properties of an item’s surface, providing protection, improving its appearance, or very often, both. Besides creating a protective coating for a metal item, manufacturers also might use electroplating to increase its thickness or…
Electroplating Advantages: Using Different Coating Products to Provide Enhanced Benefits
You would be surprised just how many items in our lives have electroplating. From your car when driving to work to the jewelry worn on special occasions, commercial manufacturing processes rely on this process to protect metals, as well as plastics, by coating them with an exterior layer of metal. While the most well-known reason…
What is electroplating?
Electroplating refers to a process that adds a surface layer of metal to another type of metal. It’s typically used to prevent corrosion and rust and to extend the useful life of the metal underneath the electroplated metal. Of course, it’s also used to make gold and silver plated jewelry and knickknacks and to give…
Electroplating with Tin Anodes: Uses and Examples
Machinery used in manufacturing applications can consist of a range of metals and alloys that provide strength, electrical and thermal conductivity, durability, workability and other characteristics. However, the metal part itself could be detrimentally impacted by the environment and the working application itself. In other instances, the metal part could create problems if it comes…