Electroplating, “zinc plating” means applying a thin layer of protective zinc by means of potential difference.
Hot dip galvanizing, hot dip galvanizing, “hot zip zinc is the application of a thick layer of zinc by immersing the component in liquid zinc.
We also know KTL, powder coating, Dacromet and Geomet treatments of parts. We can all do this (except Dacromet and yellow zinc plating) without applying Chrome VI.
Hot dip galvanizing, also known as Full dip galvanizing or “Hot dip zinc” is often done in large government controlled factories. Provides good protection against corrosion (rust).
Electroplating, “zinc plating” is a form of galvanizing by making use of potential difference. Gives a nice glossy thin layer of zinc, but does protect a little less than hot dip.
If it concerns large objects or large series, the transport to an automated factory is worthwhile. Certainly also from an environmental point of view, efficiency and constant quality / control, this is our preference.