tumble-plating process

tumble-plating process

[′təm·bəl ¦plād·iŋ ‚prä·səs]
(metallurgy)
A method of zinc-coating small metal parts by first applying zinc powder with an adhesive, then tumbling with glass beads to roll out the powder into a continuous coat.
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