How the Metal Plating Process Works
Metals can be plated for various reasons. These may be for functional reason such as to improve wear or corrosion resistance to purely aesthetic reasons. Metals can be plated with other metals such as zinc, chromium or nickel for industrial purposes, while tin, brass, gold and silver are more commonly employed for aesthetic applications. This video details the entire process and shows how a cadmium plated aerospace component is produced.
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