Hydrogen Embrittlement and Stress Corrosion Cracking Protection
AlumiPlate’s unique processing chemistry eliminates all hydrogen exposure during electroplating. The coating has been tested to the most exacting standards for hydrogen embrittlement and stress corrosion cracking. Customers using the AlumiPlate coating on high strength hydrogen sensitive substrates have eliminated a 23+ hour hydrogen relief bake from their processing lead times.
Our customers have also been able to eliminate the 200 hour embrittlement test, which has to be completed post processing for all hydrogen generating coatings such as zinc-nickel and cadmium. That means cadmium and ZnNi plating shops usually have to ship before they know if the 200 hour embrittlement test was passed, and if it fails, they must get all those parts back again for rework (or rejection).
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