What is Zinc Plating?
A lot of our blogs and business goes to zinc plating. It is one of the most popular plating options we offer and comes with a ton of advantages for your products. Zinc is a cheap metal and getting your product plated with it can end us saving you a bunch of money and making your item so much better! But why is that, and what is zinc plating?
Zinc plating is the process of electroplating a metal surface with a thin layer of zinc. This thin layer bonds with the metal it is being plated too, like steel or gold, and cannot peel off. The zinc can be plated to different thicknesses and makes the metal start taking on properties that zinc has.
It is done for multiple reasons. Zinc prevents rusting and corrosion, so laying your metal within greatly enhances those properties. This makes metal-like steel last much longer before they rust and can end up saving you a ton of money! Zinc is also a very good conductor of electricity so companies will add zinc to poor conductors of electricity.
Some common items that are zinc plated are automotive parts, hardware equipment, and military equipment! This keeps the metal safer and allows all these products to be cheaper! It is worth it for any metal product you could think of! Here at Professional Plating, we don’t just offer zinc plating, we also offer barrel zinc plating! It is a fully automatic line that is perfect for smaller parts! That combined with the 21 barrels and 27 stations line makes this the most efficient way to zinc plate any of your smaller parts! We zinc plate thousands of pounds of parts each day! Call Professional Plating for all your zinc plating needs!
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 Plating. Get a quote today if you are in need of coating or plating services.