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What Do You Know About Plating on Plastics?

While plating is most commonly viewed as a finishing process for metals, it can be used with great success on non-conductive materials as well. In particular, plating on plastic resins can be extremely effective in a wide range of industrial applications. Applying a metal coating on plastic is a high-precision process that can be customized […]

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The Tin Plating Process: A Step-By-Step Guide

Tin has probably been a part of your life since the time you first saw the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz as a child. Of course, the use of tin extends well beyond the creation of a fictional movie character — it has many practical applications in our daily lives. We’re all familiar […]

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Copper Plating Troubleshooting Tips

Did you know that copper is used in industrial plating processes with greater frequency than any metal other than nickel? Copper is so popular as an electroplating option because it is relatively inexpensive and is always available in abundance. Because of its natural electrical conductivity, copper is usually the metal of choice in the manufacturing […]

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The Benefits of Electropolishing on Metal Parts

If you’re a Sharretts Plating Company customer or a regular reader of our newsletter, you know that electroplating is a highly effective metal finishing process. But you might not be as familiar with electropolishing, which is often used for surface improvement on many types of metal parts and components, particularly those made of stainless steel. […]

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Corrosion Resistance of Zinc Plating

UPDATE (4/16/2021): SPC is no longer taking on new business for zinc plating. Please refer to our coatings page to learn about the other coatings we offer.   If you’re contemplating the best way to protect metal surfaces against the relentless forces of corrosion, a simple phrase to keep in mind is “think zinc.” When a zinc […]

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Steps For Successful Rhodium Plating

Plating with rhodium is often the preferred choice when improving the appearance of certain metallic objects is desired – particularly white gold jewelry pieces. Rhodium is a precious metal that can also offer excellent protection against the relentless forces of corrosion, which can increase the longevity of the plated object. As with any electroplating process, […]

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5 Unique Electroless Nickel Plating Processes

Electroless nickel plating can help you keep your industrial machinery running like new for a lot longer, even in harsh environments with acidic conditions, lots of wear-and-tear, or areas where you need to minimize friction because lubrication is difficult or too costly. The best part of electroless nickel plating is that it can be done […]

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Magnesium: The Future of Medical Implants?

Screw-like pins made from titanium or stainless steel are often inserted into the body to provide stability and aid in the healing of broken bones. The problem with these types of metal implants is that they typically remain inside the body indefinitely, which could lead to health complications down the road. Medical researchers have recently […]

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7 Tips for Choosing Abrasive Blasting Media

Abrasive blasting, which is the process of using specialized machinery to project or “shoot” media at high speed across a hard surface, can be ideal for removing old finishes. It can also power away rust or prepare the surface for painting. Here are 7 tips that can help you choose the best abrasive medium for […]

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How Gold Electroplating Is Done

Disclaimer: Sharretts Plating does gold plating on industrial applications in large volumes. No single or decorative plating sales will be accepted. Adding gold uses a chemical and electrical process called electroplating. You may see this referred to as Au plating or Au electroplating, because the symbol for gold on the periodic table of elements is […]

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