Recent studies have shown that the direct costs of corrosion totals $276 billion/year. Where does the metal finishing industry fit in to address corrosion? In a basic sense, corrosion defines the wearing away of metals, mainly through oxidation. Through chemical reactions corrosion produces by products including visible rust.
Improving the quality of the finish often begins with preventing corrosion on the in-coming base metal. Here are some real examples of issues that can impact the quality of plating surfaces and what can be done to improve the process.