Choose Surface Treatments Early to Avoid Future Problems

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36385
Published April 01, 2020 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Too often, design engineers look at coating parts as an afterthought. Rather than being part of the discussion in the early stages of design, engineers sometimes try to solve problems with coatings during — or even after — manufacturing. While surface treatments such as anodizing, electroplating, and thermal spray provide their own unique set of properties and benefits, these processes also have limitations that demand attention early in the design process to ensure optimal performance.