Month: April 2016

UK Metal Finishers & Electroplating Services

UK Metal Finishers & Electroplating Services

UK Metal Finishers & Electroplating Services
Hastings Metal Finishers are a specialist electroplating company located in the UK. Established in 1983 with the aim of providing an electroplating service of the highest quality to the engineering industry, the Company is run by Managing Director Paul Hastings, a Graduate Chemist who has over 25 years of surface engineering experience.

zinc_plating_imageHastings Metal Finishers
Our current client base numbers over 200 Companies including leading organisations in the areas of precision and general engineering, metal fabrication, and electrical and electronic engineering.

Their aim is to provide our customers with the following range of electroplating services and related surface treatments:

  • Solvent Degreasing • Acid Pickling   •  Electroless Nickel Plating
  • Silver Plating • Nickel Plating                •  Gold Plating
  • Tin Plating • Copper Plating              •  Vibratory Polishing
  • Zinc Plating • Bright Acid Dipping
  • Clear, Yellow and Black Chromate Passivating

The Electroplating Process
Electroplating is a process that uses electric current to reduce dissolved metal cations so that they form a coherent metal coating on an electrode. The term is also used for electrical oxidation of anions onto a solid substrate, as in the formation silver chloride on silver wire to make silver/silver-chloride electrodes. Electroplating is primarily used to change the surface properties of an object (e.g. abrasion and wear resistance, corrosion protection, lubricity, aesthetic qualities, etc.), but may also be used to build up thickness on undersized parts or to form objects by electroforming.

Electroplating changes the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of the workpiece. An example of a chemical change is when nickel plating improves corrosion resistance. An example of a physical change is a change in the outward appearance.
An example of a mechanical change is a change in tensile strength or surface hardness which is a required attribute in tooling industry.[9] Electroplating of acid gold on underlying copper/nickel-plated circuits reduces contact resistance as well as surface hardness. Copper plated areas of mild steel act as a mask if case hardening of such areas are not desired.Tin-plated steel is chromium plated to prevent dulling of the surface due to oxidation of tin.

All finishes are available in rack and barrel processing. Treatment facilities are available for processing ferrous components including stainless steel, copper and its alloys and aluminium alloys and they operate an in-house laboratory for physical and chemical testing. Hastings Metal Finishers are also happy to advise existing and potential customers on any surface finishing issues.

Contact Hastings Electroplating Services
For further information please call 0191 4839213 or visit the Hastings Metal Finishers & Electroplating Services website.

BBC Guide to Avoiding Cyber Scams

BBC Guide to Avoiding Cyber Scams

Avoiding Cyber Scams
Every week listeners email You and Yours at the BBC, telling them how they, or someone close to them, has been conned. Many of these scams are depressingly familiar, but new ones are emerging all the time. According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2015 there were an estimated 7.6 million cases of fraud and cybercrime in England and Wales alone. It means most people in the UK are now far more likely to be conned than burgled.

The BBC has put some guidance onto the web which should help people avoid these scams – Avoiding Cyber Scams.

Easyseal UK Industrial Roofing & Asbestos Roof Services

Easyseal UK Industrial Roofing & Asbestos Roof Services

Industrial Roofing, Cladding Renovation & Asbestos Roof Services
Are you searching for a specialist UK company able to deliver industrial roofing, wall-cladding problems and asbestos roof renovation. Easyseal are approved contractors for numerous manufacturers of liquid coating and single ply membrane waterproof systems and have carried out projects across the entire United Kingdom.  Easy Seal UK provide a FREE Site Survey by one of their technical consultants based throughout the UK, to advise on the most economical and effective solution to all your roof and wall cladding problems. You then receive a full specification and costing or the work to be carried out by our highly trained site operatives.

Located in the North East of England, Easyseal UK was established in December 2001. Easyseal provide solutions to all your industrial roofing & wall-cladding problems, plus asbestos roof renovation. Easyseal are approved contractors for numerous manufacturers of liquid coating and single ply membrane waterproof systems. Easyseal have carried out projects across the entire United Kingdom.

Services Easyseal provide include:

Industrial Wall Cladding Renovation and coatings
Metal Roof Sheet Edge Corrosion Treatment
Gutter Cleaning & Gutter Lining Systems
Asbestos Roof Full Renovation from Coatings to Over-sheeting
Single Ply Membranes
Roof skylight replacement
High Performance Felts & Liquid Coating

They have a team of nationwide experienced surveyors on hand to recommend the most economical solution to your entire industrial roofing, flooring and wall-cladding problems. If you are interested in any of these or the other services provided, please visit the Easyseal website or feel free to contact Easy Seal UK today on 0191 417 7822 and they promise to respond as quickly as possible to your enquiry.

Essential to any Online Business – Search Engine Optimisation

Essential to any Online Business – Search Engine Optimisation

Essential to any Online Business – Search Engine Optimisation
If you want your business to be successful online having a really good website is a really great start, but next you will need to consider how you will make sure that it gets marketed online properly and noticed by the people that are likely to have an interest in the goods or services which you supply and create an online marketing strategy to help reach as many potential customers as possible.


One of the most recognised benefits of trading online is that you are able to reach and trade with a far wider range of customers. With the use of internet marketing technique, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) you can make sure that you website gets seen by people that are likely to be interested in what you have to offer.

Effective SEO is essential if you want to give your website a really good chance of success, it works by ensuring that your website appears high in the rankings of results produced by search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing when search terms that are relevant to your business are entered, helping you to receive lot more directed traffic to your website, this is done by using special targeted key phrases and creating a content strategy for your website.

As setting up and maintaining effective SEO requires a lot of consideration, research and ongoing maintenance and monitoring to ensure it works really well it can take a lot of time. Many businesses prefer to consult a professional internet marketing service such as Direct Submit for expert help and advice so they can be certain of seeing the results they require and have time to carry on with other aspect of running their business.

So if you are looking for ways to expand your online business why not take a look at the great range of SEO and other internet marketing services available at Direct Submit?  With an excellent variety of flexible packages available to suit almost any business, reasonable rates and a friendly and dedicated team of experts that are happy to help you can be sure that they will help you to design an individual internet marketing strategy for your business that is sure to give your online business a real boost.

Dedicated to helping businesses of any size and in all sectors to reach and exceed their profit goals through effective and ethical SEO marketing. Whether yours is an established business with a website in need of more traffic or you’re just now venturing into cyberspace, Direct Submit will develop the ideal SEO marketing campaign to bring in new clients so that you can focus on the core business while watching revenues soar.

Direct Submit Internet Marketing Services specialises in SEO and other Internet marketing strategies for UK businesses both large and small. No matter your advertising budget, we will work with you to develop a campaign to help your clients find you right when they need you.

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