Posts by Leslie Westphal
Zinc-Nickel Plating Specification Highlight: FORD – WSS-M1P87
At DeKalb Metal Finishing, we care about closely following and meeting the specifications set forth by the automotive industry. This is a primary reason why we have become specialists in understanding the OEM specifications created for plating automotive parts. The most common questions we get as zinc nickel electroplating experts are regarding Zinc-Nickel (Zn-Ni) plating…Read More
Why Is the NAVISTAR – MPAPS G22 Specification Important to Automotive Part Manufacturers and Zinc Nickel Plating?
The NAVISTAR-MPAPS G22 specification outlines the requirements for the materials and manufacturing processes used in the production of engine components for Navistar diesel engines. Automotive part manufacturers who produce engine components for Navistar diesel engines need to be familiar with this specification to ensure that their products meet Navistar’s quality standards and are compatible with…Read More
Why Is IATF 16949 Certification Better than Other Quality Certifications?
At DeKalb Metal Finishing, we are proud to have been a metal finishing company for over 70 years and we take our role as specialists in the automotive parts plating sector very seriously. Throughout our company’s existence, we have placed a high priority on quality, quality management, and customer satisfaction. This is a key reason…Read More
Passivates versus Chromates and the Effect on the Environment – A Finishing and Protection Process Discussion
At DeKalb Metal Finishing we strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible in what we do. Because we work with Zinc Nickel Alloy, Zinc Iron Alloy and Pure Zinc for metal finishing, we talk a lot about finishing specifications and finishing protection. Related to the environmentally friendly side of things, when we talk about…Read More
An Overview of Metal Finishing Methods for Metal Plating
The numerous benefits of plating metal parts for the automotive industry and other industries inevitably leads to many methods of performing metal plating. Professionals adopt different metal plating methods based on their metal products and needs. Some of these methods include: Electroplating Electroplating is a process used when the metal used for plating is placed…Read More