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These different plating processes are typically distinguished based on the metal being deposited. For example, nickel plating is the process of depositing nickel alloys. In addition to nickel plating, there is also gold, silver, zinc, tin, chrome, and many other plating processes. Read More…

Metal Plating Metal plating is the process of depositing metals onto the surface of a substrate. Metal plating is a very broad term, which covers many different kinds of plating processes.
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South Bend, IN  |  574-287-0642

Imagineering’s primary mission is to provide customers a competitive advantage and be recognized as the finishing expert of choice. We have electroless nickel plating, phosphates, chromate conversion, dry-film lubricants and specialty paints. We develop a synergistic and symbiotic relationship with every customer and employee. We are QS-9000, ISO 9002 and AS 9000 certified.

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Columbus, OH  |  614-252-0078

Mills Metal Finishing is run by professional experts in all things metal. This includes metal plating, coating, and even finishing services around the Columbus area. With over 30 years of experience, our experts are dedicated to providing the highest standards in the industry. So whether it's electroless nickel plating or aluminum anodizing, you can rely on us to provide you with the highest quality product at competitive prices.

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Green Bay, WI  |  877-721-1100

Pioneer offers many custom finishing solutions to make your products perform at the highest levels. We are experts in providing specialized finishes to improve the performance for your specific component parts. Whether your product design requirements include finishes to make your product resist corrosion, last longer, look better, slide more freely, bond securely to another material, or many other performance attributes, Pioneer has you covered. Call us today for more information!

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Bell Gardens. CA  |  562-927-1331

Metal Surfaces provides metal finishing and electroless nickel plating for the aerospace, electronics, medical industries and many others. One of the largest plating corporations in North America, we apply metal finishes using a variety of processes such as continuous reel-to-reel plating.

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Two common categories of plating are electroplating and electroless plating. Electroplating creates a non-ionic metal coating on a substrate surface by supplying an ionic metal with electrons. This is typically achieved using a solution of the ionic metal, a positively charged anode and a negatively charged cathode which supplies the electrons to produce a non-ionic metal film.

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Unlike electroplating, electroless plating does not require the external electrical components. Instead, a metal coating is created using a series of chemical reactions. This method of plating is most commonly used with nickel as the plating material but can also use silver, gold, or copper.

Plating is used for many different purposes and applications. It can be used to help prevent corrosion, to improve wear resistance, enhance solderability, alter conductivity, and improve or change other material properties. Specific properties can be achieved by choosing particular plating alloys.

For example, tin is a common plating material for the food processing industry because it is a non-toxic metal and is resistant to corrosion. In the electronics industry, gold is a valuable plating material due to its corrosion resistance and conductivity.

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Types of Metal Finishing

Types of Metal Finishing

Metal finishing describes various procedures or processes that can be as simple as buffering to adding a special type of coat to the substrate. Included in the description of metal finishing are a number of cleaning...

Types of Metal Plating

Types of Metal Plating

Metal plating is a process where a thin layer of metal coating is applied on the surface, or on the substrate of a metal part, product, or component. The process of metal plating can consist of electroplating...

Anodized Aluminum

Anodized Aluminum

Anodized aluminum is aluminum that has undergone an anodizing process to create an exceptionally durable, corrosion-resistant, and highly aesthetic surface. Anodizing creates a stable aluminum oxide layer fully integrated with...

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