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A Beginners’ Guide to Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless nickel plating is a premium and cost-effective metal finishing process, often used in the marine, oil and defence industries. But what is electroless nickel plating and what are the advantages to using this ...

Your Guide to Anodising from Dorsetware Metal Finishing

Anodising is one of Dorsetware’s specialist metal finishing services. The process is primarily used to offer an arsenal of enhancements to aluminium, such as protection from corrosion and electrical insulation. There are many colour ...

A Beginners Guide to Gold Plating

Gold plating is a favourite in the decorative and jewellery industries due to its aesthetic appeal, natural finish and low cost compared to 9-carat alloys. Gold is the least likely to oxidise compared to ...

How to Restore Chrome on Classic Cars

Is your classic car in need of restoration? Use the guide from metal finishing company Dorsetware to discover the process of chrome restoration. There are many benefits of restoring cars, especially if the ageing ...

Global Electroplating Market Predicted to Reach $21 Billion by 2026

A report by Future Market Insights found that the global electroplating market will grow at a CAGR of 3.7% over the forecast period of 2016 to 2026. In the UK, we can expect to ...

Steel Vs. Titanium

Steel and titanium are both strong metals that are commonly used. Users are often left questioning which one is better for their project. At metal plating company, Dorsetware, we have put together a helpful ...

A Guide to Metal Polishing and Vacuum Blasting

Metal polishing and vacuum blasting are methods of cleaning and shining metals that result in a brighter finish before plating. Find vacuum blasting and metal polishing services at Dorsetware to achieve the smooth, bright ...

A Guide to Anodizing and Electroplating Masking

Anodizing or electroplating masking is an accessory of metal finishing where a specific area of a surface can be covered to ensure that it is not exposed during an anodizing or electroplating process. What ...

A Guide to Metal Hardening and De-Embrittlement

De-embrittlement is the process of hardening metal, specifically hydrogen-susceptible metals that have been unintentionally introduced to hydrogen. This exposure to hydrogen makes the metal brittle and fracture; a disaster for high strength steel and ...

A Guide to Alkaline Zinc Nickel

Alkaline zinc nickel is a metal alloy formed by a zinc nickel plating process. Its properties make it perfect for a plethora of industrial and everyday uses. Here is metal finishing company Dorsetware’s brief ...

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