Brush electroplating is an electrolysis-based plating method where metal is deposited on a base metal with electric current.
The benefits of the method include:
- good adhesion
- cold method (max 50ºC)
- compact structure and good corrosion protection
- mobile equipment, which allows for performing plating on site
- local, only the desired spot will be plated
- machinable coatings
- precise coating thickness
- enables plating of complex objects
The most common targets of brush electroplating:
- Improving the characteristics of a base metal such as by protection against corrosion or better sliding properties.
- Coating of an under-dimensioned machined object to its correct dimensions
- Correction of a worn object to its original dimension
- Patching of grooves, such as on a cylinder surface.
Thermal spraying is a method where partly melted or completely liquid filler material is sprayed onto the treated surface as a fine mist with a gas flow. Thermal spraying can be used for the plating of materials and the correction of various types of damage on components.
The most common plating targets:
- repair of worn parts,
- salvage of wrongly machined parts from dismissal,
- improvement of parts’ quality,
- protection against corrosion,
- protection against thermal shocks,
- conduction or insulation of electricity,
- decoration and
- plating with special coatings available as metallic, ceramic, or carbides coatings and their combinations