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