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PLATING: Info on magnetized steel and plating adhesion

By: Arthur S. Kushner
16. November 2011


Q: I am having problems with parts that are magnetic. Can you give me any information concerning magnetized steel and the effect on plating adhesion? W.A.


A: I last addressed this problem more than 15 years ago. Normally, the major concern with magnetic parts is roughness of the plated deposit caused by the magnetic part attracting suspended particles in the plating solution. For this rea-son, many shops routinely demagnetize steel parts before putting them through the plating process. Here is what I wrote: CLICK HERE to read Art's response.

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