What exactly is a coating, and why are coatings important for industrial fasteners?
Coating refers to the use of powder or chemical additions to the surface of the fastener. This process involves dipping the item into a chemical bath, with the product then spun out at high speeds to remove any excess material. This process is repeated until the desired coating thickness is achieved. Unlike plating which uses electricity to adhere a metallic finish to the surface of the fastener.
Coating your fasteners is important because coatings provide corrosion protection and wear resistance from the harsh environments fasteners are subjected to while in their industrial applications.
What exactly is a plating, and why are platings important for industrial fasteners? Plating refers to the process of “electroplating,” where a metallic finish…