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:
- 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.