Brush Electroplating

Brush plating is used to build metal on areas where damage and abrasion have worn down a selective surface. Typically, one of two replacement alloys is applied via electroplating: nickel sulfate or nickel sulfamate. The surface is then precision-ground to match tolerances. The finished plated and ground surface have:

  • Excellent adhesion
  • Denser structure than original with no voids
  • Final hardness of approximately 52 RC (can be varied to suit your application)
  • Corrosion-resistant, ductile surface
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"Consistent, quality grinds, emergency weekend service and remarkably quick turn-around times allow us to avoid unscheduled downtime. PRG has often said to us, 'If we work hard to make ALSCO METALS INCORPORATED's business successful, PRG will be successful as a result'."
-- Randy Lewis, Hot Mill Manager, ALSCO METALS INCORPORATED
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