Metal plating process determines the quality of products, so the plating steps are always controlled strictly by the team of skilled technicians
How does metal plating process for best performance?
Metal plating process determines the quality of the product, so the plating steps are always controlled strictly by the team of skilled technicians. So what is the process of plating on metal material that will get the best efficiency?
The standard metal plating process requires technical
The process of metal plating is satisfactory, creating quality plating must has the following basic stages:
Material Surface Treatment
This is the preparation of important materials, which directly affect the aesthetic and durability of the coating on the product. Conventional metal surface treatment will be carried out in 2 steps as suspension and rotational plating.
The mechanic will use an alkaline solution or apply electrochemical technology to remove adhesive grease on the material in order to increase the link between the plating layer and the substrate metal.
If the metal surface is more cleanly, then plating layer is more tightly. Therefore, the rust removal stage needs to be done carefully and meticulously by the chemical or electrochemical method, depending on rust and metal characteristics.
Coating of plating chemical to metal surface is the stage to determine the quality and aesthetics of the final product. Based on the specific using purpose of each product, the mechanic can choose plating chemical is nickel, chromium, gold, zinc or aluminium,…
Products after chemical plating will be put into the drying cabinet dedicated to dry. The drying will ensure the glossy and uniform plating surface.
What is the effect of metal plating?
Metal plating technology is applied to most manufacturing industries in order to achieve the following purposes:
- Increased aesthetics for products
- Reduce metal abrasion
- Improves antioxidant capacity
- Reduces friction on the metal surface
- Improve the adhesion of the paint layer
Besides, the plating layer also has the effect of protecting metals against the impact of infrared, environmental and climate. Thus, the lifespan of the products, the consumer items are stretched far more.
What is the best metal plating method?
Choosing the right plating method for each material will save maximum time and production costs. Currently, metal plating has 2 methods: electroplating and chemical plating.
This method is made by soaking the metal that has been treated cleanly grease, rust into the solution of Electrostool. The electrochemical process creates a precipitating layer on the surface of the metal.
Chemical plating occurs when the metal surface requires catalytic plating. Non-metallic materials such as: ceramics and plastics are the ideal catalysts by generating the metal precipitate of palladium on a non-conductivity surface. After that, the plating reaction happen on the surface of palladium molecules which will become a durable metal plating.
Metal plating is not too complicated, right? Just as we elaborate and meticulously in each stage of execution, we will achieve the perfect coating.