What Is Metal Plating and How Does It Work?
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…Read More
Comparing Zinc Alkaline Plating to Acid Zinc Plating
Both zinc alkaline plating and acid zinc plating (chloride) can be applied to a wide variety of base metals and alloys. Choosing one over the other is largely a factor of the specific requirements of the coating, the base metal, and what will happen to the part after the plating process is complete. It is…Read More
Zinc Alkaline Plating: Anti-Corrosive and Environmentally Friendly
In the finishing industry, electroplaters can use one of several metals, alloys, and plating methods to achieve their goals. At DeKalb Metal Finishing, we specialize in zinc and zinc alloys. For over 70 years, we have focused on fulfilling our obligations to maintain high standards in our industry including our responsibility to the environment. Why…Read More
ZINC: A VERSATILE MATERIAL ROOTED IN HISTORY
Corrosion Resistance For centuries, industries have exploited the incredible corrosion resistance that zinc and zinc plating provide, especially when applied to iron or steel. It is well known that iron and steel are very strong materials with many uses, but once exposed to the elements, these metals easily rust, corrode and break down. However, adding…Read More