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Our IMF Membership

As one of the leading electroplaters serving clients across the South including London, Hampshire and Dorset, we have to make sure that we are kept up to date with all the changes that happen ...

Metal Finishing Masking

As experts in the field of electroplating and anodising, the team at Dorsetware understand that some parts of items that you bring to us may not need plating, for example, the protection of screw ...

5 More Amazing Products That Use the Metal Anodising Process

We are celebrating the metal anodising process by highlighting several innovative products that wouldn’t be as stylish without it. Metal anodising is the process of an aluminium oxide layer forming when dipped into an ...

3 Common Uses for Metal Finishing

Metal finishing is the process of adding another layer to a metal product and is used for a variety of purposes. Metal finishing can increase durability, improve decorative appeal (such as aluminium anodising), enhance ...

A Beginners Guide to Manganese Phosphate Coating

Manganese phosphate coating is a popular phosphate coating due to its hardness and outstanding wear resistance. Phosphate coatings are used to pre-treat metal prior to coating or painting and to increase specific metal properties ...

A Guide to Alocrom Plating

Alocrom plating is a chrome conversion coating used to plate aluminium and increase corrosion resistance. It creates a pre paint finish and good adhesion qualities. Benefits include: Corrosion resistance Excellent paint and power bonds ...

A Guide to Cold Chemical Blackening

Cold chemical blackening or metal blackening is a black finish for most ferrous metals that provides no dimensional change. It is used to add mild corrosion resistance, for decorative qualities or to minimise light ...

A Brief Guide to Copper Plating

Copper plating is the process of depositing a copper layer onto various metals for functional and decorative purposes. Copper can produce a dull, polished, semi bright, gloss or satin finish and is used to ...

Different Metal Coatings for Different Purposes

Quick Reference Guide Discover this easy reference guide for use with our metal coating services, from zinc coating, chromate conversion coating, nickel coating and more. Metal Finishing for Corrosion Resistance Alocrom 1200(self-healing properties) Alkaline ...

The new Apple MacBook and Metal Anodising

The new Apple MacBook launched earlier this year on the 10th April 2015, with two more colours now available. As well as a host of other exciting new features, the gold and space grey ...

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