Metal plating is the process of applying a finish that alters the surface of a metal object. It requires a high level of precision and when done correctly, offers a wide range of benefits. If your business manufactures metal products, metal finishing is a vital process to prevent corrosion, rust, and wear.
The lifespan of metal products without metal plating is significantly reduced, leaving it exposed to scratches, air pollution, and chemicals. Consulting metal plating companies ensures a high level of skill and service that can be relied on. We’ve detailed our top 4 benefits of metal plating.
- Heat Resistance
Metal plating increases the heat resistance of products, particularly when using a silver-plating process, which has a very high heat threshold. This benefit makes metal finishing a popular choice for aviation and automobile manufacturing, where exposure to high temperatures is unavoidable.
- Increased Durability
Metal finishing increases the strength and hardness of metals, improving the endurance of the product. Copper and chrome plating are finishes commonly used for this purpose in industrial applications, including on tools, hydraulic cylinders, and mechanical products. If you have an old part that needs restoring or a new part that you want to protect, metal plating is a great solution.
- Improved Appearance
Not only does metal finishing improve the longevity of metal, but it can also significantly enhance the appearance. Antiques and jewellers commonly plate their items with a gold or silver coating to improve their visual appeal.
- Electric Conductivity
Electroplating services help improve the conductive elements of raw metal parts. Copper, gold, and silver are three ideal plating choices to increase conductivity. Our team at Dorsetware can recommend the right electroplating services for your business needs.
There are several options when it comes to metal plating and it’s important to choose the option that will offer you the most benefit.
If you are looking for metal plating in Dorset and the surrounding areas, get in touch with the experts at Dorsetware. You can call the team via 01202 677 939 or use our online contact form.