About Mechanical Plating
Mechanical plating is an effective means of applying zinc, tin, or other ductile metals or mixtures of ductile metals to metal substrates - usually steel. In the mechanical plating process, impact energy is transferred from a rotating open - ended oblique barrel through glass beads, resulting in the cold - welding of fine metal dust particles to the substrate. The resulting deposit is slightly porous, matte in finish, and provides corrosion protection to the articles so plated without introducing hydrogen embrittlement into the part. It is therefore used widely to provide corrosion protection to high - strength fasteners, particularly those above about Rockwell C 40.
About Mechanical Galvanizing
Mechanical Galvanizing is an extension of the well-established mechanical plating technology. This process is nearly identical except that the amount of metal plated (zinc) is substantially greater - galvanized coatings begin at a coating thickness of 1 mil (0.001" or about 0.045 ounces per square foot) and go up to 1-1/2 ounces per square foot. Most commercial work is done to a thickness target of about 2 mils or about 1 ounce per square foot. Generally, parts to be galvan- ized can be up to 1 pound in weight and up to about 6 inches long.
About Plating Systems and Technologies, Inc.
PS&T was founded in 1985 to serve the market for mechanical plating. Our business has been built on four key factors:
Favorable Pricing. Our prices for proprietary products used in mechanical plating and mech- anical galvanizing are 20% to 25% below our competitors. We offer the very best prices available. We haven't raised our prices since we started in the business nearly fifteen years ago.
Prompt Product Delivery. We pride ourselves on rapid responses to all our customers. 95% of our orders are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Superior Product Performance. Our extensive list of products for mechanical plating and mech- anical galvanizing outperforms similar products from competitive sources. That is why our products are now used in most of the mechanical plating and mechanical galvanizing job shops in the USA and Canada.
Knowledgeable Technical Support. Tom Rochester and David Rochester, the world's leading experts on mechanical plating and mechanical galvanizing, have solved hundreds of technical problems for mechanical platers, and developed hundreds of products used in mechanical deposition processes. Their breadth and depth of knowledge of this technology is unexcelled.
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