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Passivates versus Chromates and the Effect on the Environment – A Finishing and Protection Process Discussion

10 March 2023

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…

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An Overview of Metal Finishing Methods for Metal Plating

01 July 2022

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…

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What Are the Benefits of Zinc Nickel Plating?

23 September 2021

Iron and steel metals, despite their strength, are prone to oxidization (rust formation). As rust sets in, the metals corrode, fatigue, and break down. To slow the oxidation process and make the metal parts last longer, zinc is used as an agent to coat them. In fact, almost half of all the zinc mined is…

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What Is Metal Plating and How Does It Work?

13 September 2021

Metal parts are often prone to corrosion, mainly when used in an environment with a lot of moisture. However, by covering these metal parts with more noble metals such as nickel and zinc, these parts can last longer. The covering, also known as metal plating, creates a protective barrier. But how exactly does metal plating…

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Plating For Automotive Industry

16 March 2021

With multiple metal components operating simultaneously, automobile manufacturers trust companies specializing in automotive plating to help protect every component, especially those that will be exposed to the elements. When choosing a manufacturer to go to for automotive plating, it is vital to know they offer the exact type of plating specified on the drawing and…

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Application of Nickel Plating

04 March 2021

Though not as widely used as some other electroplating processes, such as zinc plating, zinc nickel plating offers an improvement in corrosion protection, can be used for various complicated shapes, and provides amplified brightness when used as a base layer for a surface. Here are some common applications for nickel plating. Zinc-nickel electroplating is the…

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Benefits of Zinc Nickel Plating

02 March 2021

A popular way to protect various metals from corrosion, zinc nickel electroplating is widely utilized across many industries. With its resistance to harsh chemicals and other environmental elements, it is easy to see why this coating is a popular choice in the automotive industry. From underbody components to disk brakes, various automotive components are exposed…

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Process For Zinc Electroplating

24 February 2021

One of the most widely used plating services, zinc electroplating is a common plating used in automotive plating, aerospace, and a variety of other industries. Through the process of electro deposition, zinc is bonded with another substrate metal like iron or steel. The electro deposition process causes the zinc to dissolve, allowing free metal ions…

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Process of Zinc Nickel Electroplating

03 February 2021

Commonly used to preserve various metals from environmental and chemical exposure, zinc nickel electroplating works well across many industries. Utilized most commonly in the automotive industry, you can find zinc nickel electroplating on almost any automotive componentry, including underbody components. DeKalb Metal Finishing is a zinc nickel plating company with years of experience providing top-quality…

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Zinc-Nickel Plating Process and Advantages

01 February 2021

Primarily used in the protection of iron and steel, zinc nickel plating- or zinc nickel electroplating- is the process of bonding a zinc-nickel alloy to a substrate metal. During the process of Zinc nickel electroplating, the zinc and nickel chemically bond to the surface through electro deposition. This forms a thin and strong layer of…

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