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Seasonal Tips: How to Protect Your Parts from Summer Humidity

Seasonal Tips: How to Protect Your Parts from Summer Humidity

It is finally summertime! The winter months are over, and we can all finally enjoy the sunshine and outdoors again. With the warmer weather, though, comes some challenges such as mosquitos, sweat stains, heat, humidity, and premature zinc corrosion. As heat increases...

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Keeping Controls Under Control

Keeping Controls Under Control

There are many different elements that need to work in tandem for quality zinc plating: time, temperature, pH, concentration, sequence, agitation, and contamination. With the many different steps involved with zinc plating, many one of these elements not being in...

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Low Price Verses Low Cost

Low Price Verses Low Cost

Every company must determine the price customers will be willing to pay for their product or service, while also being mindful of the cost of bringing that product or service to market. The words "cost" and "price" are often used interchangeably; however, they have...

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Don’t Pay More Than You Need To

Don’t Pay More Than You Need To

As you know if we've ever plated any parts for you, we're pretty much obsessed with quality. We're constantly striving for perfection in everything we do, and the idea of compromising quality is something that goes against everything we stand for. HOWEVER...we're also...

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Hot Dipping Isn’t Always Cool

Hot Dipping Isn’t Always Cool

We have a lot of parts manufacturers ask us if we do hot dip galvanizing. Our usual response: We don't, because we offer something that is very often a better solution - mechanical galvanizing. It's generally accepted that mechanical galvanizing often provides at...

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Minimize the Impact of Double-Blind Holes

Minimize the Impact of Double-Blind Holes

Some parts have what we call double-blind holes, and they can be a real challenge from a rack electroplating standpoint. The parts shown in the photo below have the exact same holes on the bottom that you see on the top. The term "double blind holes" refers to the...

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5 Ways to Achieve Plating Perfection

5 Ways to Achieve Plating Perfection

We talk a lot about our unending pursuit of plating perfection, and we certainly will go to any length to give our customers the best zinc plating quality possible. However, here are five things you can do to optimize plating quality: Don't scrimp on packaging. Be...

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3 Ways to Reduce Turnaround Time

3 Ways to Reduce Turnaround Time

We know how crucial timely turnaround is for you, so here are three things you can do to enable your plating company to get your plated parts back to you as soon as possible: 1. Accurate purchase orders. Inaccurate orders can get held up in the receiving department...

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Casting Doubt

Casting Doubt

Castings can be very challenging to plate. Here are the three most common reasons we see for this: Highly porous substrate Rough substrate surface Impurities in the casting Highly Porous Substrate Substrate porosity can cause our process solution to get trapped within...

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Combine Small Orders for BIG Savings!

Combine Small Orders for BIG Savings!

Our smallest mechanical galvanizing barrel is designed to hold up to 675 pounds of parts; our largest barrel holds up to 2,600 pounds. As you might imagine, mechanically galvanizing only 10 or 20 pounds of metal parts in these barrels can be a major challenge. And in...

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Making (and Minimizing) Contact

Making (and Minimizing) Contact

Rack electroplating is the most popular type of electroplating for the simple reason that the design, delicacy or large size of some parts makes barrel electroplating more difficult.  Despite the many benefits of rack electroplating, however, there is one inherent...

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