Electroplating & Electrodeposition
The electroplating process used by Electro-Coatings can be called many things, such as electrodeposition or anodizing due to its use of an anode in the coating process. Both the part to receive the coating (the cathode) and the part applying the coating (the anode) are submerged in an electrolyte solution containing dissolved metal salts or ions. The anode and cathode are connected to an external power source providing a direct electrical current. This results in the transfer of the coating solution to the metal part or surface.
Electroplating is used to change the desired surface properties of a metal object such as abrasion or wear resistance, lubricity, corrosion resistance, etc. to a metal surface for optimum performance. Electro Coatings has the ability to apply this electroplating process to large objects and surfaces with different geometries. Electro-Coatings uses it’s close to 70 years of experience and these Electroplating techniques to manufacture unique composite coatings that provide more application specific advantages.