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What is Electrolytic Galvanizing
October 16, 2008
I am a quality engineer trying to comply with a customer standard regarding zinc plating. The standard in question goes into detail regarding a process described as Electrolytic Galvanizing. My question is, is that just another name for zinc plating?
The reference section of the standard refers to a book or publication titled "Manual for Electroplating" published by the "VOM." I have not been able to find this publication or publisher on the internet. Any help finding this publication would be helpful.
Quality Engineer - Bloomingdale, Illinois
October 17, 2008
Hi, Richard. Yes, it's just another name for zinc plating, probably coined to ride the coat tails of hot dip galvanizing since that is a more expensive more corrosion resistant finish than zinc electroplating.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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