In the past couple of months, we have hit on what it means to electroplate your products and the difference between electroplating and powder coating.  For a reminder, Electroplating is the process of coating surfaces with a metal coating using electricity.  It is done by passing an electric current through a solution.  This is done by dipping two terminals into the solution and connecting them into an electrical circuit.  The solution then breaks up and some metal atoms are dropped off onto the surface of the material in a thin layer.

Electroplating is convenient because a lot of items can be electroplating with many different metals.  Some of the most common metals used to electroplate objects are: nickel, chromium, palladium, gold, silver, copper, tin, platinum, cadmium, zinc, and brass.  Electroplating items with these metals can have many benefits.  For example, a lot of medical devices are made with nickel, which is harmful to the human body, so these items are electroplated to cover up the harmful metals and make them safe for humans.

Some of the best items to electroplate are:

  • Metal tools
  • Pieces of a car
  • Outdoor equipment
  • Kitchen equipment
  • And any metal you want to have a clean sleek looking finish!

Electroplating is a very useful process that helps protect people from harmful metals and even makes the item look more professional.  It is used in a variety of situations to help enhance products.

At Professional Plating, we pride ourselves in our clean and efficient Zinc electroplating process.  We focus on zinc electroplating to make the process as efficient and fast as possible.  We are fully committed to fine-quality plating and fast and efficient service.

Our other services include Barrel Zinc Plating, Powder Coating, Multi-Process Plating and Coating, Pro-Advantage Coating, Pro-Dura Clear (only available at Professional Plating), and Zinc PlatingGet a quote today if you are in need of coating or plating services.