What is plating?
Plating is a surface covering in which a metal is deposited on a conductive surface. Plating has been done for hundreds of years, but it is also critical for modern technology – Wikipedia
There are many metal plating / finishing processes, our customers expect to receive a finished component or assembly, for this reason we can offer a range of plating / finishing processes to cover our customers requirements:
|Corrosion Resistance||Zinc & its Alloys, Tin & its Alloys, Nickel (Electroless & Electrolytic), Gold & its Alloys, Chromium, Cadmium, Platinum group metals.|
|Solderability||Tin & its Alloys, Nickel (Electroless & Electrolytic), Gold & its Alloys.IDEA!!! – Why not consider using a base metal with good solderability like Nickel Silver to eliminate the cost and time of an extra process?|
|Conductivity||Copper & its Alloys, Gold & its Alloys, Silver.|
|Contact Resistance||Gold & its Alloys, Platinum group alloys.|
|Abrasion Resistance||Abrasion Resistance|
|Black Colouration||Zinc & Black passivate, Black Chromium, PX3 Blacken (on Stainless Steel), Black anodise (on Aluminium).|
|Decorative Appearance||Gold & its Alloys, Platinum group metals, Chromium, Cadmium, Zinc & its Alloys, Silver, Tin & its Alloys, Nickel.|
|Softness & Lubricity||Cadmium, Lead and its Alloys, Silver, Tin Alloys|
|Oil Retentiveness for Lubrication||Chromium|
|Rubber & Sealant Adhesion||Copper and its Alloys|
Typical Properties for some Finishes
Photofabrication’s range of Additional Processes means we can offer Flat, Formed, Heat Treated, and Plated parts. Basically the Full Service!
If you would like to discuss your metal plating requirements please call us on 01480 226699. Alternatively either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our contact form.