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Different Methods of Metal Plating

Metal Plating process

Metal plating covers the surface of a component where it is wedged on a conductive surface. It is important for modern technology as it needs detailed attention on the product manufacturing such as correcting wearability, paint adhesion and solderability, bringing down friction, shielding radiation and many other uses.

The different methods of plating involve not only those used in buildings and offices, but in personal things as well. Here is a brief overview of how wide the range of plating is.


Autocatalytic or chemical plating is a non-voltaic kind of method where it requires numerous concurrent reactions in a sedimentary solution. This only happens without the use of outside electrical power.


Chrome plating uses the deposition of chromium to attain a finish treatment.


Electroplating utilizes an ionic metal which is loaded with electrons to develop a non-ionic layer on a substrate. A substrate is a substance acted upon by a ferment or an enzyme.


Electroless nickel plating has many benefits including consistent layer thickness on most complex surfaces, and direct plating of ferrous metals like steel.


Gold plating sticks a thin level of gold on a surface of other metals such as copper or silver.


Rhodium plating is used occasionally for white gold, silver and its alloys. This process happens when a roadblock of nickel is compressed on silver first, although it is not to preempt migration of silver through rhodium. Instead, it is to prevent taint of the rhodium bath with copper and silver, which melt in the sulfuric acid normally present in the bath composition.


Tin plating is widely used to defend either ferrous or nonferrous surfaces for industries including the food processing industry. This is because it is corrosion resistant, ductile and non-toxic.


Zinc plating prevents metal oxidation through the formation of barrier or utilized as an anode when roadblock is damaged or harmed.


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