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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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Houston, TX  |  713-804-8849

Since 1968, Gull Industries is the premier metal coating service provider throughout the central, southern region of North America. We pride ourselves as being a customer and market focused leader relative to customer services, product quality and environmental leadership. We apply 'Hi-Phos' E-Nickel at Gull Industries which is the most corrosion resistant version of all ENP processes available.

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Gull Industries, Inc. $$$

Green Bay, WI  |  800-368-5872

For over three decades, Ultra Plating has offered industrial metal finishing services such as electroless nickel plating. Our plating has a hard corrosion and wear-resistant finish that is uniform throughout. Especially useful on cylinders, dies and critical parts, our coatings are of the highest quality. We are committed to serving industries with unmatched customer service. Call us today!

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Ultra Plating Corp. $$$

Dayton, OH  |  937-228-2191

For over three decades, Ultra Plating has offered industrial metal finishing services such as electroless nickel plating. Our plating has a hard corrosion and wear-resistant finish that is uniform throughout. Especially useful on cylinders, dies and critical parts, our coatings are of the highest quality. We are committed to serving industries with unmatched customer service. Call us today!

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Hohman Plating & Manufacturing, Inc. $$$

Seattle, WA  |  (206)634-2080

For more than 50 years, the Asko Group of companies has provided a complete range of high-quality services to plate, paint, repair or recondition metal parts for aerospace, electronics and industrial applications. Providing a full range of metal finishing for all shapes and sizes of fabricated and precision-machined parts for aerospace, electronics and industrial customers for more than 30 years. The Asko Group consists of five companies working together to meet your needs.

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The Asko Group $$$

Houston, TX  |  713-666-1375

Established in 1984, Turn-Key Coatings is a metal plating and metal finishing company, serves customers across the United States and internationally in a variety of the most demanding market applications. We serve aerospace, defense, oil field, medical equipment, automotive, and other markets. Some processes include electroless nickel, gold, silver, zinc plating, hardcoat and standard anodizing.

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Turn-Key Coatings, Inc. $$$
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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.