Author: CRC Surface Technologies

Blog, Metal Finishing / 16.02.2024

Aluminum anodizing is an electrochemical process used to enhance the corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and appearance of aluminum. The anodizing process involves creating an oxide layer on the surface of the aluminum substrate through an electrolytic reaction. In this post, we’ll explore the many benefits...

Blog, Metal Finishing / 07.02.2024

Chrome electroplating enhances the appearance and durability of various metal substrates. This surface finishing technique is used for everything from automotive parts to household fixtures to apply a shiny, corrosion-resistant finish. In this post, we explain the chrome plating process, its benefits, applications, and more.  What...

Blog, Metal Finishing / 03.01.2024

Extreme temperatures pose a constant challenge to manufacturers in many industries. Making parts that can withstand high-temperature environments takes specialized solutions like customized electroplating. Not only does electroplating provide heat resistance, it can also enhance the performance and durability of components that will be subjected...

Blog, Metal Finishing / 04.12.2023

Semi-bright silver plating is a surface treatment that can significantly improve electrical and thermal conductivity as well as corrosion resistance. Compared to bright and matte silver plating, semi-bright silver electroplating strikes an excellent balance between decorative brilliance and functionality.  Bright silver plating delivers a high-gloss, mirror-like...

Blog, Metal Finishing / 02.11.2023

Electroplating is a widely used process for applying a thin layer of metal onto a substrate. Depending on the metal used, this process can enhance many properties of the substrate, such as corrosion resistance, aesthetics, durability, and more.  However, electroplating is a delicate process that requires...

Blog, Metal Finishing / 23.10.2023

Silver plating dates all the way back to the 18th century, when it was used to make silver items accessible to more households. Today, silver electroplating is used in many industries for its wide range of impressive benefits. From its antimicrobial properties to its superior...

Blog, Metal Finishing / 16.10.2023

Electroplating is a versatile finishing process that deposits a thin layer of another metal onto the surface of a metal part. There are many advantages of electroplating—it can enhance the appearance, wear resistance, and longevity as well. In this article, we’ll explore some of the...

Blog, Metal Finishing / 26.09.2023

Conductivity is a highly valuable property in many industries, because good conductivity ensures reliable performance. But just because one metal coating isn’t as conductive as others doesn’t mean it’s a poor choice. Even the most conductive metals have their drawbacks, and some of the less...

Blog, Metal Finishing / 31.08.2023

Copper plating is one of the most widely used metal finishing techniques because it has so many beneficial properties. Its applications range across many industries, from electronic parts to medical instruments, aerospace and communications.  Depositing a layer of copper onto a metal substrate can improve its...