Is Plating Zinc the Same as Galvanizing?

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Zinc protects iron and steel from the relentless forces of corrosion. Galvanizing iron and steel by dipping them in molten zinc creates an alloy that can, in the right environmental conditions, protect the iron or steel beneath it for 100 years or more. But what about electroplating iron and steel with zinc? Does plating iron […]

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Earn While You Learn – Get Paid to Train!

Did you know that 40 percent of employees who receive little to no unpaid training leave within the first year? Not only are you losing quality employees, you’re losing money. On-the-job training is crucial, even if employees may not want to attend it. But, what if you could tell them that it’s paid training? That […]

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Galvanic Corrosion: What is it? How to Prevent it?

galvanic corrosion what is it how to prevent it

Galvanic corrosion, also known as bimetallic corrosion, is a common problem when using steel that has not been galvanized. In galvanic corrosion, two different kinds of metal connected by a common conductive solution decay at different rates, one metal accelerating the oxidation of the other.  Where is Galvanic Corrosion a Problem? Galvanic corrosion is often […]

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How to Cut Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steel has been around since roughly 1870 and can still be found in many homes that were constructed around the 1950s. Galvanized steel is a great choice for various personal and professional projects. If you are thinking about cutting galvanized steel, there are some things that you should know.  It can be a challenge […]

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Can You Powder Coat Galvanized Steel?

Galvanized steel weathers with a beautiful, protective patina over time, but many architects and designers want their steel to be colorful. Galvanizing steel ensures a long part life, and powder coating gives builders an extensive color palette. But powder coating is not a simple process. What is Powder Coated Galvanized Steel? A powder coat can […]

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