Types of Metal Plating
Iron and steel materials, which are prone to rusting, are commonly plated with zinc to protect against corrosion. After the plating process, the zinc plate is typically coated with chromate to further enhance the corrosion resistance. (Example: trivalent chromate plating)
Copper plating provides excellent electrical conductivity and leveling and is extensively used as an underplate for electronic parts and decorative plating.
Nickel, which resists air and humidity much better than iron, is commonly used for anti-corrosion (anti-rust) and decorative applications.
Electroless Nickel Plating
Unlike nickel electroplating, this plating technique provides a uniform coating even on products with complex geometries.
Tin plating, which provides a superior white luster and good solderability, is commonly applied to electronic parts.
Gold plating provides low contact resistance as well as superior corrosion resistance, oxidation resistance, as well as excellent electrical and thermal conductivity.
Silver plating, which provides superior electrical conductivity, is commonly applied to electrical contacts and connectors.
Rhodium plating, which provides superior corrosion resistance, high reflectance, and a beautiful white luster, is commonly applied to accessories.
Chrome plating, which provides a beautiful metallic luster and superior corrosion resistance, is commonly used for decorative applications. It is also used for industrial applications, where its superior lubrication and anti-wear properties contribute significantly to reducing the costs of industrial products.
Other Types of Plating Provided
We also offer zinc-nickel plating (for corrosion resistance and thermal resistance), tin-cobalt plating (for discoloration resistance), and more.