Plating and its antiquity dates back to hundreds of years ago. Nickel, white and silver-like but slightly yellowish, is one of the first and most important metals used in plating. This polished and weldable magnetic metal also has the property of expansion and contraction. But plating with it lost its popularity in the first half of the twentieth century because it was not as strong as chrome.
Discovered in 1798, chromium is a hard, brittle, white-silver metal that is well resistant to gases, alkalis, and salts, but has sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and other halogenated acids. Affect. Since the 1930s, chrome-plated rice, which is more resistant to stains and opacity, has replaced nickel-plated rice and has become known as standard and common plating.
To make some metals shiny and resistant to corrosion and rust, they are coated with a thin layer of chrome. The reflective power of the chrome-plated surface is about 56%, and the chrome-plated waterproofing is resistant to 65. C and does not become cloudy. Chrome remains the most popular type of plating to date, but over time, advances have led to the emergence of a variety of highly resistant those. PVD, for example, is now used in plating that is even more resistant to wear and tear than chrome.
Plating provides a number of useful benefits, such as inhibiting corrosion, changing conductibility, improving wear, boosting solderability, reducing friction, heat resistance, and hardening the material.
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