Prevent Wear with these Pre-Finishing Steps
Proper maintenance is imperative to keep up the quality of just about anything, but preventative maintenance can be the difference between something lasting forever and it deteriorating quickly. For any kind of surface finishing, proper preventative maintenance is crucial to producing a great end-result, establishing longevity, and avoiding wear on the surface.
Hard chromium electroplating is one technique that deposits metal on the surface. The thickness of the chromium in question should be greater than 0.80 μm to provide the necessary hardness on the material surface. Hard chromium provides a lot of advantages of maintaining the finish, including increased wear resistance, increased corrosion resistance, low frictional coefficient, and extended maintenance time. Electroplating before rinsing and finishing makes the final product much more durable and long-lasting. Taking this preventative maintenance step will enable you to churn out quality finishing results.
Plating Solution Temperature
Maintaining the plating solution temperature at the optimal value during the plating period will control the approach to the models for improving the performance of plating. If you go above or below the optimal temperature of plating, you will not get the optimal result and risk limited part protection. Plating solution temperature is necessary for preventing undesired problems that can occur on the surface. The optimal temperature during plating time should be between 47-53 degrees Celsius.
To properly finish a surface, use preventative maintenance with the appropriate cleaning technique. Properly preparing a surface is the key to maintaining a finish. Consistent levels of cleanliness are important to specify a desirable level and method. It is important to recognize that even clean parts of the surface may have contamination at a microscopic level. Keeping up with the advancements of surface finishing leads to more applications moving toward higher levels of cleanliness. This is why it is imperative to choose the appropriate surface cleaning technique for your materials.
In order to preemptively maintain your finish, electroplating, keeping optimum temperature, and properly cleaning the surface will enable you to continue to produce quality product. By following these simple tips, you will not only maintain the surface for years to come; you will keep clients for a lifetime.
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