Metal Plating Finishes
Depending on your specific objectives, we can recommend the correct alloy to achieve your desired results.
Gold plating is an electrodeposit process that has excellent corrosion and tarnish resistance, bondability, low and stable contact resistance, and good solderability. As gold is inert, it will not oxidize in the air, so its electrical conductivity is stable over long periods of time.
We use nickel hardening agents in our hard gold plating baths.
We offer 99.0% – 99.7% hard gold plating.
Silver plating is an electrodeposit process that offers good solderable surfaces, electrical contact characteristics, high electrical and thermal conductivity, wear resistance of load-bearing surfaces, and good bonding.
We are capable of selective plating on continuous strip material as well as plating all over.
We offer 99.9% silver plating.
Copper plating is an electrodeposit process that is widely used as underplates in multiple-plate requirements. Although copper is relatively corrosion resistant, it is subject to rapid tarnishing and staining when exposed to the atmosphere; consequently, copper is rarely used alone. To help resist tarnishing, we offer an anti-resistance coating (CU-56) to be applied after the copper plating. As this coating is not a lacquer, it does not affect electrical properties.
We offer 99.9% copper plating.
Nickel plating is an electrodeposit process that offers moderate corrosion and oxidization resistance. Nickel is sometimes used to build up worn or undersized parts. Sulphamate nickel is highly recommended for increased ductility and corrosion protection compared to Watts nickel plating baths.
Bright finishes are obtained by using proprietary brightening agents. We offer both Watts and Sulphamate nickel plating.
We offer 99.7% nickel plating.
Electroless Nickel plating is an autocatalytic process that offers corrosion resistance and wear resistance. Electroless nickel is sometimes used to build up worn or undersized parts. Because the deposit is not dependant on current distribution, it is uniform in thickness, regardless of the shape or size. Increased hardness can be achieved by baking parts after plating.
We offer medium & high phosphorus electroless nickel.
Tin plating is an electrodeposit process that offers excellent solderability, improves corrosion resistance, prevents galling of metal surfaces, and has a low contact-resistance surface. Tin plating is recognized for its softness and ductility during the stamping process. As tin is relatively low in cost, it is quite commonly used.
We offer 99.9% tin plating.
Passivating is the chemical treatment of stainless steel with a mild oxidant for the purpose of removing free iron or other foreign contaminates.