The Essential Qualities of Reliable Electroplating Companies

by | Oct 13, 2016 | Metal Finishing


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As a member of the automotive or general industry sector, it’s important that you have a good relationship with electroplating companies. As you probably already know, electroplating is essential for applying coats for abrasion and wear resistance, corrosion protection or just for a desired texture and visual appeal. The best companies offer these services in a manner that gets you the exact feature that you need while not doing it in such a way that would bring devastating harm to the environment. They do this with environmentally sound sealers and trivalent passivates, so make sure to ask or do the necessary research before working with one of these companies.

Whether you’re looking for a new company that provides services that you already regularly get from a different company that you’re trying to separate from or if you’re setting out to get electroplating services for the first time, you need to make sure that any company that you are researching offers the following services.

* Sealers/Topcoats

* Zinc Plating

* Trivalent Passivation

* Zinc Nickel Alloy Plating

* Rack Plating

* Clear Zinc Plating

* Zinc Iron Plating

* Zinc Alkaline Plating

* Zinc Chromate Plating

Without all of these capabilities, you risk not being able to get all of the features and results that you want.

Professional electroplating companies also make your or your customers’ jobs easy with efficient shipping and organizational tools, like masking, sorting and inspection, barcoding, special packaging and truck transportation to either you or your customers. Since it’s highly likely that you are going to have many relatively small components serviced, you need to make sure that the entire process is organized and that the logistics don’t pose any confusing problems.

If you are not happy with the electroplate company that you normally interact with, don’t take your dissatisfaction for granted and make sure to go get better service. Great electroplating companies exist, so think about these tips and guidelines to streamline your business and make your coats even more efficient and consistent.

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