Electroplating specialists EC Williams offer zinc electroplating services. You’ve possibly wondered what zinc electroplating services are, what they mean, what the process involves and possibly questioned how can it help with businesses in the automotive and rail industries?
What are zinc electroplating services?
Electroplating involves putting an object – such as a nut or bolt – into a solution (electrolyte) and then passing an electric current through it to a metal (zinc) anode. This causes the zinc metal to dissolve and migrate onto the negatively charged object forming a thin zinc deposit on it.
The longer the object is left in the solution with the electric current flowing, the thicker the deposit becomes. Normally coatings of 6 – 8 microns are specified but up to 25 microns can be deposited in this way.
Once zinc plated it is usual to apply a chromate passivate to protect the zinc from oxidation.
Ok, so now you know what is zinc electroplating. Is there a company you can trust?
There are several zinc plating companies out there, but if you’re looking for a company who not only offers excellent zinc electroplating services but also a wide range of other kinds of plating, look no further than Birmingham’s E.C. Williams Ltd.
The company – which was founded in 1921 by Mr Williams – has changed and developed over the years to become one of the West Midland’s premiere plating and electroplating businesses.
The zinc platers provide a wide range of services (from small samples to full volume production), and they ensure that they conform to OEM standards – both national and international.
They specialise in turned plates, pressings, and fasteners which need barrel plating, and the specifications they work to often require controlled deposit thicknesses as well as achieving defined levels of corrosion resistance.
See how E.C. Williams could help you discover more about zinc electroplating
Get in touch with E.C. Williams today to discover the wide range of services they offer.
Just take a look at their website to see how they can help finish parts for your industry such as tin plating and nickel plating – their rates are consistently competitive and their plating specialists also offer top quality advice and support on top of their zinc electroplating services.
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