Benefits of electroplating

Definition of alchemy:
Magically changing common chemical elements into rare and valuable ones.

So while there is no such thing as alchemy, electroplating is possibly the next best thing.

Definition of electroplating:
Depositing a thin layer of one metal onto another by means of electro-deposition in an electrolytic cell.

The basic idea is to use electricity to coat a relatively mundane metal with a thin layer of another, more precious metal. Electroplating has so many real-world applications that it is invaluable to modern society. Sometimes, it is impractical or impossible to manufacture a product out of a metal with certain properties. With electroplating, however, one is able to coat the surface of an object with a rare or otherwise impractical metal in order to bestow the properties of that metal onto said object

The purpose being: value-adding in every sense;

  1. to make metals appear more valuable
  2. to protect metal increasing its durability, preventing oxidising, rust, tarnishing & corrosion
  3. to improve particular properties & performance: reflectivity, conductivity
  4. to make a metal more beautiful
  5. to match existing finishes already existing on site or finishes of imported products
  6. to match varying substrates
  7. to achieve a design concept
  8. to change existing finish of a product, fitting, fixture or metal component
  9. to give new life to older/ unattractive metal object