With electroplating offering a range of benefits, it’s important to ensure it’s applied correctly.
In this blog, our team of experts will run through the full benefits of using a professional electroplating company when it comes to your metal plating needs.
What Is Electroplating Used For?
Electroplating has a range of uses and can be applied to a wide number of products. For example, chrome plated parts can be used in the manufacture of doorknobs right the way through to the aerospace industry.
At our own chrome plating company in Poole, Dorset, we have experience electroplating in cosmetic, mechanical, and engineering applications.
Using A Professional Electroplating Company Versus Electroplating At Home
Considering the many uses of electroplating, it may be tempting to think you could handle some of the smaller applications yourself.
However, it’s important to remember that electroplating is used to improve the surface properties of a material. If the electroplating is performed poorly then the material-surface may not be improved to its fullest. This may mean that the material isn’t able to conduct electricity as much as you were hoping, that you haven’t been able to improve its appearance, or any other of the results are impacted.
So, while you could in theory do your electroplating yourself, it’s likely you won’t see the full benefits. This is especially true if you don’t have any prior experience.
Using a professional electroplating and chrome plating company such as Dorsetware will ensure your materials receive the finest surface finish and have the best performance. We use state-of-the-art technology and are leading professionals in the industries of electroplating, metal finishing and chrome plating.
Risks Of Electroplating At Home
There are often dangerous or corrosive chemicals involved in the process of chrome plating. For example, chrome plating uses very high concentrations of chromic acid. If this comes into contact with the skin, it can cause severe irritation and burning, as well as possible eye damage.
There are other risks too. Throughout the electroplating process, operators are regularly exposed to other hazardous vapours, fumes and mists that can have further negative health effects when inhaled.
As such, it’s strongly recommended not to undertake electroplating yourself. Instead, we’d recommend speaking to a professional electroplating company or chrome plating services with experience handling dangerous chemicals.
At Dorsetware, we use a careful process to ensure our operators remain safe throughout, all while applying a high-quality finish to each project.
If you’d like more information on our electroplating and chrome plating services, get in touch today using our online contact form. If you’d prefer to speak to us in person, you can also call us on 01202 677 939. Browse our website to see the full range of services we offer.