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Surface Engineering

Edited by
C.M. Cotell
C.M. Cotell
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J.A. Sprague
J.A. Sprague
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F.A. Smidt, Jr.
F.A. Smidt, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
5
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-170-2
Publication date:
1994
Book Chapter

Surface Engineering of Zinc Alloys

By
Thomas P. Groeneveld
Thomas P. Groeneveld
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Battelle Columbus Operations
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Published:
1994
Page range:
870 - 873

Abstract

Zinc and zinc alloys require surface engineering prior to coating or use to improve adhesion and corrosion resistance. Die-cast zinc parts, in addition, must be trimmed and finished to remove flash and parting lines. This article covers zinc cleaning procedures as well as coating and finishing processes. It explains how to remove parting lines and presents several mechanical finishing methods, including surface polishing, brushing, controlled shot peening, and buffing. It also provides information on solvent cleaning, emulsion cleaning, aqueous detergent or alkaline cleaning), electrocleaning, acid dipping, and zinc conversion coating treatments.

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Thomas P. Groeneveld, 1994. "Surface Engineering of Zinc Alloys", Surface Engineering, C.M. Cotell, J.A. Sprague, F.A. Smidt, Jr.

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