Setting Up A Better Manufacturing Area

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Setting Up A Better Manufacturing Area

After a few members of our team were injured in serious accidents, I decided that it would be smart to take a closer look at our setup. Instead of ignoring some of the issues and forgetting about older equipment, we started thinking carefully about how each piece operated and how we could improve our workflow. We were able to identify several large issues with our procedures, and it really helped to boost productivity and safety in our workspace. I decided to make this blog for any business owner that is concerned about creating a safer environment for their employees and their clients.

Situations When Zinc Nickel Plating Might Be Right For Metal Parts

You can give metals better properties by covering them with a particular plating. If you're faced with the following conditions, then zinc nickel plating might be superior to other available options. 

Coating Threaded Parts 

Some of the metal parts you're trying to coat may be threaded, which can present unique challenges because of the grooves the plating would have to get inside. With zinc-nickel plating, you won't struggle to cover these areas because this plating solution spreads out in a very uniform way.

Even if there are grooves you have to account for, zinc-nickel plating will travel in and around them to where you don't have any dimensions thrown off after. After the plating is complete, threaded parts will still be useable for different projects and that's key for not having to throw any of these parts out because of inconsistency.

Thermal Stress is an Issue

If you have metal parts that will come in contact with some heat — short-term or long-term, then you need to make sure you find the right coating that can resist damage under these conditions. You'll have more success with this if you use zinc-nickel plating because of its thermal stress protection.

Even if metal parts are subject to a lot of heat for an extended period of time, zinc-nickel plating is going to prevent damage and keep the metal part from setting on fire. You'll just need to work with a zinc-nickel plating expert to refine the coating for these particular heat applications. 

Have a Large Batch of Parts to Plate

If you have a lot of metal parts that need to be coated with some type of protective solution, zinc-nickel plating is one of the more viable options because it can easily support large plating runs. That's because manufacturers often have large facilities with plenty of resources to support ample metal parts at a time.

As long as you give them a quantity estimation, in the beginning, they'll make sure the right plating environment is set up where there aren't any delays or inefficiencies. You'll still get great plating results too despite the fact that a lot of metal parts are being treated.

If you're hoping to give metal parts better properties, zinc-nickel plating is often a go-to solution. It's very easy for professionals to apply and can really enhance the physical properties of metal parts being used in potentially extreme ways.