Mechanical Plating is an Australian company established in 1982 and is one of the market leaders in providing mechanical coatings. Mechanical coating offered by Mechanical Plating is a unique process which is quite different from electroplating process and it does not require using an electric current to deposit one metal over another rather mechanical energy is used.
Mechanical Plating provides mechanical coating which is a method of depositing metallic coating onto metal components by means of the mechanical energy produced by rotating a barrel or cylinder.
The parts to be coated are loaded into the barrel with a mixture of glass beads, water, chemicals and metal powder is added at various stages so that the combined effect of mechanical energy transferred through the glass beads and the chemicals which keep the parts and metal powder oxide free. This entire process of mechanical coating peovided by Mechanical Plating causes the metal to be cold-welded onto the parts.
Due to the nature of the coatings and inhibited chemicals used by Mechanical Plating, mechanical coating is hydrogen embrittlement free.