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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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Latrobe, PA  |  724-539-1626

Electroless nickel plating is one of our core manufacturing processes! We are a hermetic seal manufacturer with plating capabilities. Processes include: electrolytic sulfamate nickel plating, boron electroless nickel plating and ultra bright low medium phosphorus electroless nickel plating.

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Specialty Seal Group $$$

New Brunswick, NJ  |  732-545-6522

New Brunswick Plating is a metal finishing company offering metal plating services, including electroless nickel plating and metal finishing systems. We offer color finishes and other processes such as bright dipping, passivation, stripping, glass beading and chromating.

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New Brunswick Plating, Inc. $$$

Ewing, NJ  |  609-259-0099

Since 1973, Surface Technology, Inc. (STI) has been a world recognized innovative force in the metal finishing industry. As a provider of electroless nickel, STI stocks all associated pretreatment solutions, commodities, masking materials, and waste treatment products. Electroless nickel was developed in the 1940’s. It is now a technology with many variations to suit numerous requirements.

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Surface Technology, Inc. $$$

Billerica, MA  |  888-275-0880

For more than 25 years, AOTCO Metal Finishing has been specializing in metal finishing systems and metal plating including tin, gold, copper, cadmium, chromium and electroless nickel plating. We are a metal finisher where quality and reliability count the most. Call us for more information.

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AOTCO Metal Finishing, Inc. $$$

Nanticoke, PA  |  570-735-7777

Reilly Finishing Technologies is a privately held, EPA award winning, AS9100, ISO 9001:2008 and RoHS compliant metal finishing company. Our capabilities include electroless nickel plating and related services for imparting enhanced surface properties. Our value added processes are assembly, warehousing, end use packaging and a fleet of trucks for pickup and delivery. Call for more information.

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Reilly Finishing Technologies $$$
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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.

Conversion, Copper, and Cadmium Coatings Metal Plating - Peninsula Metal Finishing, Inc.

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.