What does Galvanizing mean?

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The earliest known example of galvanizing of iron was found in September of 1999 by the Royal Armouries Museum on a 17th century Indian armour in their collection.

Galvanization is the process of applying a protective Zinc coating to steel or iron in order to prevent rusting. The process protects the iron or steel. We get the term from the name of Luigi Galvani, an Italian scientist.

The most common method of galvanization is hot-dip galvanization. The iron or steel is submerged in a bath of molten zinc. Other methods exist but are not as widely used as hot-dip galvanization.

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