Selective plating is used in many places, varying from industrial applications up to decoration purposes. Here some samples.
1. Oil and gas industry, copper and zinc plating of boxthreads.
2. Graphic industry, repairs of chromium cylinders of a printing press.
3. Metal industry, repairs of process failures.
4. Hydraulics, repair of damaged cylinders.
5. Shipping, repair of worn shafts or bearings. In this case it is important that the process is approved by almost all classification societies, as there are Lloyd's, ABS, Rina and DNV.
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Copperplating a boxthread.
A scratch in a chromium cylinder.
Resizing a camshaftbore in a shipsengine.
A picture of a cylinder in a printing press, the arrows points at a scratch which is already filled with copper after grinding it is plated with nickel-cobalt.
Zincplating one of a series of 350 raiserpipes.
Scratch filled with copper, next the copper will be plated with a nickel-cobalt layer after this the cylinder is technically as new.
Resizing a meanbearing bore.