Archive for March 2021
When Stainless Steel May Be Less Expensive
Many people have the perception that it is always less expensive to put a corrosion-resistant coating on carbon steel versus using stainless steel. Examples of these coatings would be zinc electroplated coatings, and hot-dip galvanizing. While it is typically less expensive to coat the part, there are exceptions. Metal plating companies charge a lot fee…Read More
What is RoHS Compliance and how may it affect your products?
One may be asked to provide documentation on RoHS compliance. What is RoHS Compliance? Why is it required? How may it affect your business? RoHS started as a European Union (EU) directive, restricting the use of 10 banned substances in all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). These EEE products must comply with the RoHS directive. …Read More