How much does zinc plating cost?

How much does zinc plating cost?

How much does zinc plating cost?

Price list as of May 1, 2014

Zinc Type I or Type II $35.00
Zinc with Class 1 Thickness $45.00
Zinc Black $70.00
Zinc Olive Drab $70.00

Is zinc plating expensive?

But zinc plating is the least expensive type of plating. The thickness of the plating will vary over the part (thickest at edges), but if you are referring to a minimum thickness, your thickness is about 2-3x the thickness of the cheapest “commodity” plating — but is certainly not rigorous or unusual.

How are plating costs calculated?

  1. MATERIAL COST. In order to calculate the material’s cost related to plating of a part, one has to know the amount of material which is going to be deposited and the price of the coating material.
  2. LABOR COST. The two most important factors for calculating the labor cost are hourly wages and time employed.

Is nickel plating better than zinc?

Zinc plating is primarily used to increase corrosion resistance on smaller metallic parts such as nuts, bolts and screws. Nickel plating can harden the surface of the substrate, which increases wear resistance. Nickel also provides superior protection against corrosion.

What is the difference between galvanized steel and zinc coated?

The main difference is that zinc-plated steel is created using an electrical current, whereas galvanized steel is typically created using the hot-dip method. The hot-dip method lives up to its namesake by involving heated, molten zinc. The zinc particles are smelted in a furnace.

How long does zinc plate take?

A 20 minute plating time is sufficient for most applications, including chromating. After zinc plating, parts can be dipped in a variety of chromates to give color and increased corrosion resistance.

How long does zinc paint last?

The zinc coating of hot-dipped galvanized steel will last in the harshest soil is 35 to 50 years and in less corrosive soil 75 years or more. Although humidity affects corrosion, temperature itself has less of an impact. Galvanized zinc coatings respond well in extreme cold and hot temperatures.