2nd November 2019


What are the uses of electroplating?

Electroplating is widely used in various industries for coating metal objects with a thin layer of a different metal. The layer of metal deposited has some desired property, which the metal of the object lacks.

Similarly, you may ask, what is electroplating a metal?

Electroplating is a process that uses electric current to reduce dissolved metal cations so that they form a thin coherent metal coating on an electrode. The process used in electroplating is called electrodeposition.

What is the difference between coating and plating?

Like plating, coating is applied to metal surfaces for protective purposes. But unlike electroplated surfaces, powder coated surfaces are essentially covered in paint – not metal. Coating leaves a finish that's stronger than paint, which makes it desirable in applications where a hard finish is required.

Can you electroplate with aluminum?

Can you plate aluminum? Yes, we can electroplate aluminum. We electroplate the aluminum with nickel or electroless nickel and then we can coat the nickel with any plating – chrome, gold, silver, tin, etc. Please call for information about your individual requirements.
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