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Need list of different platings for steel
I need a list of the different plating for steel with that tells what the properties are like (hardness, corrosion resistance, etc.)This will be used on plastic injection molds.
Thank you for your help.Farley B Tucker
Custom molding of plastic parts - Portage, Michigan USA
A good, but brief, introduction to the various types of plating can be found in the brochure "Understanding Surface Finishing", available from nasf.org for a very nominal charge (under $5). When you have a tentative idea what plating you want to use, you can check one of the plating textbooks listed in our "must-have booklist" for additional information about the properties and application methods.
Plating on plastics is a whole subject in itself, best addressed by "Standards & Guidelines for Electroplated Plastics".
if you can find a copy. Good luck.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey