Electroplating or electrodeposition involves depositing a thin layer of metal onto the surface of a work piece, which is referred to as the substrate. An electric current is used to cause the desired reaction. In addition to improving the appearance of the base material, electroplating is used to improve the work piece's resistance to corrosion, building the thickness of a surface, increasing wear resistance and electrical conductivity etc.
The Boca Bearing Company provides solutions for the electroplating manufacturing industry by offering ceramic bearings that are non-magnetic, non-corrosive, non-conductive, and extremely low friction. Ceramic bearings are suitable for use in many specialty applications seeking to reduce conductivity, magnetism, overall weight and rolling resistance. Ceramic bearings are also ideal for extremely harsh environments where high temperatures and corrosive substances are present. Because ceramic is non-porous it has an extremely low coefficient of friction and requires little to no lubricant which means they are appropriate for clean room environments.