Knowledgeable specifiers are careful to insist on mechanical deposition processes  when they  want corrosion protection,  freedom from  hydrogen  embrittlement,  and  the many other advantages  mechanical deposition offers.  Listed  below  are just  some of  the  many current  specifications.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

AASHTO  M298-87  "Coatings  of  Zinc Mechanically Deposited on Iron 
and Steel"

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

ASTM B695-85 "Standard Specification for Coatings of Zinc Mechanically Deposited "

ASTM B696-86 "Standard Specification for Coatings of Cadmium Mechanically Deposited"

Chrysler Corporation

PS - Plating "Zinc, Cadmium, and Cadmium-Tin - Mechanical and Electroplated"

PS-8956 "Conductive Plated Coatings for Electrical Connectors and Corrosion Protection"   (70%  Zinc - 30%  Tin  with  chromate  and  leachant-sealant)                                                                                 


ESF-M1P67-A "Plating, Mechanical - Zinc"

ESF-M1P68-A "Plating, Mechanical - (Tin/Cadmium)"

General Motors

GM4345M and GM4344M "Corrosion Protective Coatings - Zinc Plating"

GM4346M "Corrosion Protective Coatings - Cadmium Plating"

United States of America

MIL-C-81562B "Coatings,Cadmium,Tin-Cadmium and Zinc (Mechanically Deposited)"


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