Not All Electroplating Companies are the Same

At Dekalb Metal Finishings, you will recieve the electroplating results you need. With over 70 years of experience, we focused on customer care and solutions that elevate your parts and products to a whole new level of quality and dependability.

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Zinc-Nickel Plating: Producing Durable, Functional Protection

Manufacturers require their products to be functional in a variety of environments. At DeKalb Metal finishing, our staff works with our customers to provide them with durable, quality and highly functional components to ensure all products leaving our shop address all longevity and aesthetic concerns. This is why for those who specify anti-corrosive measures, we…

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What Is Zinc Nickel Plating?

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Electroplating Companies Improve Metals for Service

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THE PROGRESS OF ZINC PLATING

In general, plating involves providing a specific surface cover or coating to a metal. This assists in preserving the surface of the metal and preventing environmental damage from corrosion. It may also improve adhesion of paints and allow for bonding of primer, adhesive, and rubber.

Zinc plating was first done over a hundred years ago in France. It was developed by a chemist, P.J. Malouin, and included dipping metal into large vats of liquid molten zinc. This process was further refined by French and British scientists to include the treatment of the metal with 9% sulfuric acid and then fluxing the treated metal with ammonium chloride.

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UNDERSTANDING CLEAR ZINC PLATING

When you’re researching zinc electroplating, you will eventually encounter the concept of clear zinc plating. There is some confusion about what that term actually means, however. Is the zinc truly clear? Clear zinc plating essentially does mean “colorless” or “transparent” and is essentially a “color” choice which shows the natural metallic color of the zinc coating.

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PROTECT YOUR METAL BY USING A PROFESSIONAL PLATING COMPANY

Electroplating is a process whereby a metal object is coated with another metal in a thin layer using electrolysis. This type of coating is typically 5um to 12um thick, gives a metal object an improved appearance and protects it from rust, corrosion, and wear. Many kinds of objects require electroplating including automotive parts, aerospace parts, and parts for general industries. If you require electroplating services, it is important to hire a respected plating company, like DeKalb Metal Finishing, that has been in business for many years. We use plating techniques that are environmentally friendly, such as ROHS-compliant alkaline electroplating and use only trivalent passivates.

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ZINC NICKEL ALLOY PLATING: USING TRIVALENT PASSIVATION

Zinc alloy plating’s mainstream popularity originated in the 1980s. Before then, zinc alloy plating, with the exception of zinc-brass plating, was not heavily used in the industry. Thanks to further refinement and improved production techniques, a variety of zinc alloy plating processes have become commercially acceptable since then. Among them is

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ELECTROPLATING COMPANIES: A PROUD HISTORY

The process of Plating has been around for many years. While electroplating companies ascended out technological advances made during the English Industrial Revolution, the actual act of plating emerged prior to that time. These early ventures and inventions provided the means through which today’s companies are able to provide clients with the ability to improve the quality and capability of their components. Today, DeKalb Metal Finishing is proud of the role it continues to play in advancing the industry.

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