Don’t Pay More Than You Need To
HOWEVER…we’re also realists, and we know that on occasion you’ll have a customer whose part doesn’t need to exhibit the level of exceptional plating quality typical of Plateco-plated parts. For example:
- A part that won’t be exposed to the elements or highly humid environments might not require the zinc coating thickness that most parts do
- A part that isn’t in view of the end-user might not need to be as cosmetically appealing as other parts do
- A part that only needs its zinc coating to protect it during the period it sits in inventory
If you’re issuing an RFQ on a part like this, make sure your product specs reflect the quality level that’s really required. If they don’t, there’s a good chance the quote you get back will be at a higher cost than is necessary.