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Plating application

Electroplating is used for:
  • appearance or for decoration
  • protection
  • special surface properties
  • engineering or mechanical properties
Electroplating is widely used in various industries for coating metal objects with a thin layer of a different metal. The layer of metal deposited has some desired property, which the metal of the object lacks. For example, chromium plating is done on many objects such as car parts, bath taps, kitchen gas burners, wheel rims and many others for the fact that chromium is very corrosion resistant, and thus prolongs the life of the parts. Electroplating has wide usage in industries. It is also used in making inexpensive jewelry. Electroplating increases life of metal and prevents corrosion. Zinc, chrome and nickel are the most common industrial plating metals.