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A Guide to Bright Acid Tin Plating

Bright acid tin plating is used to add solderability, corrosion protection and electrical conductivity to substrates for use in the food, mechanical, electrical and decorative industries. Tin is a ductile, soft and silver metal ...

A Guide to Bright Nickel Plating

Bright nickel plating is one of three forms of nickel plating, otherwise known as bright nickel electroplating. It is used for mainly decorative and engineering applications. In contrast to electroless nickel plating and dull ...

Stripping, Polishing & Plating – As Easy As 1,2,3!

Items that need metal plating require a very specific process in order to achieve the resulting finish that you want. First an item would be cleaned to remove any foreign substances such as oil, ...

RoHS-Compliant Metal Finishing

The metal finishing industry is regulated very strictly by a number of laws and compliances that both protect you, the customer, and the environment. One of these laws comes from European Law Directive 2011/65/EU ...

Types of Nickel Plating and Their Benefits

There are many products on the market that incorporate a type of nickel plating in the manufacturing process. Nickel plating involves adding a thin layer of nickel onto a metal object for a variety ...

A Dorsetware Christmas Tale

Once upon a time, Dorsetware, a metal finishing company in Poole, had a very odd encounter at Christmas. The team get all sorts of metal items through their doors for metal finishing, electroplating, chrome ...

Anodised Parts Help British Team Aim High

A British team is working to develop a car that will potentially be capable of reaching 1,000mph. Powered by a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, Bloodhound SSC has been designed to break the world land-speed record ...

Different Surface Coatings for Different Purposes

Quick Reference Guide Metal Finishing for Corrosion Resistance Alocrom 1200(self-healing properties) Alkaline Zinc Nickel (excellent, even after thermal shock) Anodising (creates oxidic layer) Bright Acid Tin (withstands high heat and has non-toxic properties) Bright ...

How We Handle Big Orders Using Our Forklift

As a leading plating and metal finishing company in Dorset, we take on many metal finishing projects. These can involve a large volume of items, meaning we need more than a little muscle – ...

BSI Accreditation – What Does It Mean?

Dorsetware Ltd is a plating and metal finishing company that is proud to hold membership with the British Standards Institution (BSI), which implements quality management standards throughout the UK. The BSI has a history ...

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