In order to meet increasing customer demands for greater consistency
in critical finishes, Hexagon installed a state-of-the
art computer controlled electro zinc plating operation. Not
only can we provide critical "spec" finishes to our
customers that require them, but because this operation is in-house
our service level on rush parts is greatly increased, and our
overall cost for plating is reduced.
Next our plating department had a major development when HEXGARD™was
launched. This low-cost, economical finish has the look, feel
and drive characteristics of regular zinc, but has approximately 10
times the corrosion resistance meeting 500 hours salt spray testing. More
recently we developed HEXGARDPLUS - a finish similar in appearance to standard HEXGARD,
but meets 1000 hour salt spray test. No more filled recesses,
blotchy appearance and high cost of dip-spin and specialty alloy finishes. The HEXGARD line
is clean, cosmetic, does not interfere with part function - and it's
very economical and applied in-house at Hexagon.