Electroplating is a process in which one metal is plated onto another by hydrolysis. The process of electroplating uses an electrolytic cell. A negative charge is placed on the metal, which is dipped into a solution that contains a metal salt with positively charged metal ions. The two metals are attracted to each other because of the negative and positive charges.
Electroplating is commonly used in industries that make automobiles, airplanes, electronics, toys, and jewelry. Electroplating may be done for decorative purposes or to prevent corrosion of the metal. Manufacturers often use electroplating to produce products that are mostly made from an inexpensive metal, like steel or zinc. A different, more expensive metal is then applied only to the outer surface for appearances and protection.
For products that are used indoors for which corrosion is not a concern, electroplating is usually done for decorative purposes. Thin layers of gold or silver are often applied to products to create an attractive appeal to consumers.
Aetna Plating Co. in Cleveland, OH is a certified metal finishing and electroplating company. We provide a wide variety of metal plating services, including zinc barrel plating, zinc rack plating, bright dipping, conversion coating, anodizing, electroplating, and passivation.
We have been in business since 1948, and we utilize state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your parts are plated according to your exact specifications. We always provide excellent customer service. We maintain high quality standards, and you can count on us to complete your project on schedule. Contact Aetna Plating Co. in Cleveland, OH for all your electroplating needs.