Nickel Plating Prep
Photo submitted by Jaime J Maliszewski, president, RPW INC & Elite Finishing LLC
This photo from Reliable Plating Works Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisc.) shows a copper plated primary cover headed into a cleaner bath in preparation for nickel plating. The image also shows that some holes in the part are plugged to prevent plating of the threaded areas.
Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.
An overview of decorative and hard chromium electroplating processes.
Types of anodizing, processes, equipment selection and tank construction.