Electroplating vs. Powder Coating

Electroplating Vs. Powder Coating

Electroplating and powder coating are both methods of metal finishing. Although both are similar, they have their own unique characteristics. This article will explain the differences between the two processes and help you decide which one is right for you. The electroplate is a more traditional process, which requires tighter process monitoring and controls. Powder coating is more flexible, yet still adheres to high standards of quality.

Both electroplating and powder coating have similar benefits, and both involve applying a free-flowing powder onto a surface. During the curing process, the powder hardens and becomes a durable type of paint or metal. While the aesthetic results are different, the protective effects are the same.

Electroplating can create coins with a different finish than powder coating. However, it also takes more time. Electroplating can also be used to combine different metals. For example, black-colored alloy coins are very popular. Electroplating can also be used for bootleg metallic coins, which require total gold and silver metallic elements.

Powder coating uses a dry powder that contains curing agents and epoxy resins to create a durable finish. To apply powder coating, metal finishing engineers use a special electrostatic spray gun. Once the powder is applied, the charged particles adhere to the surface of the material. The finished powder coating will protect the item against heat, cold, corrosion, and bleaching.

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