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
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"
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)"
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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