Magnesium parts : environmentally safe alternative to chromatation
We are seeking a protection for our magnesium parts: we want to keep them from oxydation to ensure electrical conductivity. Chromatation concerns us for environmental reasons.
Do you know any clean and efficient alternative?Marc Heude
Sure . . . you can rhodium plate them. Or, if that's too expensive, and you need to cut corners, then just gold plate them
Seriously, it sounds like quite a trick to keep an active metal like magnesium electrically conductive without using chromates.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey
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