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Plating & Surface Coatings

The use of plating and surface coatings to finish part surfaces is widespread in manufacturing. Applied as thin films, these coatings provide protection, durability, and/or decoration to part surfaces. The most common plating and surface coating technologies used include:

  • Electroplating
  • Electroless Plating
  • Conversion Coating
  • Hot Dipping
  • Porcelain Enameling

SME offers numerous resources for those interested in Plating & Surface Coatings, ranging from training courses, video packages, readings and study guides.

Plating & Surface Coatings

Part of the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes Video Series, this program explains and highlights the use of electroplating, electroless plating, conversion coating, hot dipping, and porcelain enameling.

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Study Guides

Plating & Surface Coatings

After watching the program and reviewing this printed material, the viewer will become familiar with the various plating and surface coating methods used in industry.
Tooling U-SME

Basics of the Surface Grinder 231

The class "Basics of the Surface Grinder" provides an overview of the components, considerations, and varieties of the surface grinding machine.

Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Second Edition

In detail, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, covers the various aspects of joining materials to form parts.
Outcome Assessments

SME Certifications

Certification programs from SME are the industry standard for assessing an acknowledging candidates’ professional knowledge, skills, competencies, and/or abilities.
Technical Papers

Hot Plate Welding

Hot plate welding is one of the most reliable methods of fusing thermoplastic parts together, and a hermetic seal is easily obtained if a proper joint design and material are selected.

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