Plating on Magnesium
Q. I am looking for commercial vendors of solutions for plating magnesium alloys.—W.N.
A. I am not at liberty to supply you with specific names of companies that supply this type of plating solution, however plating on magnesium and magnesium alloys has been done for many years. For more information, search the PFOnline.com database for “plating on magnesium.”
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