Corrosion-resistance, strength, stability. In addition to these classic properties of mechanical connections, often an additional aspect plays an important role: Aesthetics.
Aesthetics include color, shine and surface quality, in which the fastener either catches the eye, or blends into the connector.
This white paper gives you an overview of the various chemical, electrolytic and mechanical processes, their applicability on various base materials, their suitability for various applications as well as their benefits and drawbacks.
A fascinating read for fastener professionals, who don't take the design of their fasteners for granted.