Metal Plating Services and Companies

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  • Burbank, CA 818-845-9292

    At Artcraft Plating & Finishing Co., Inc., we specialize in providing high-quality electroless nickel plating services to a wide range of industries. As a team, we take great pride in our ability to provide our clients with customized plating solutions that meet their unique needs and specifications. We take pride in our work and strive to exceed our clients' expectations every time. Contact us today to learn more about our electroless nickel plating and other plating services.

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  • Palo Alto, CA 650-494-2691

    If you are in need of electroless nickel plating services, look no further than Hammon Plating! We provide high performance plating to high tech industries. At Hammon you will find top-of-the-line plating and enjoy top-notch customer service. Our team of experts is on hand to answer any questions. Visit us online to learn more about our company or give us a call anytime!

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  • Elk Grove Village, IL 847-952-3680

    North American EN is a precision plating shop dedicated to the electroless nickel process. We are large enough to handle special sizes and repetitive volume, yet small enough to give all orders hands-on customer service. We offer our customers unrivaled customer service and high-quality products.

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  • Youngstown, OH 330-744-0215

    Since our inception in 1974, we have grown into a steadfast force in the realm of metal finishing. At M.I.P., Inc., we take pride in being a reliable partner for all your electroless nickel plating needs. Our extensive array of services is designed to cater to a diverse clientele, exemplifying our commitment to meeting the ever-evolving demands of our valued customers.

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Metal Plating Industry Information

Metal Plating

Metal plating is the process of depositing a metal onto a surface. Metal plating may use any one of a large number of metals and alloys, depending on the application. Two different processes are used in metal plating: electrolytic plating and electroless plating.

In electrolytic plating or "electroplating," a metal in its ionic form is supplied with electrons to form a coating on an object. Electroless plating, also known as chemical or auto-catalytic plating, is a type of plating that does not use electricity. Electroless plating involves several simultaneous reactions in an aqueous solution. Electroless plating is most commonly used for nickel plating.

Metal plating may be used to improve the appearance of an object, as with bright chrome plating, or to improve its resistance to wear, corrosion and oxidation, as in the process of galvanization (zinc coating) or tin plating.

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Process of Metal Plating

Metal Plating, also known as chemical or auto-catalytic plating, is a type of plating that does not use electricity. Metal Plating involves several simultaneous reactions in an aqueous solution. Metal Plating is generally used in place of electrolytic plating in order to achieve plating that has a consistent, even thickness, even on irregularly-shaped pieces. In addition, unlike electrolytic plating, Metal Plating can be deposited on non-conductive surfaces.

The main drawback of Metal Plating is the chemical treatment that a piece must undergo before it is plated. A piece must be cleaned several rounds of pre-treatment chemicals to eliminate unwanted soils in order to achieve good plating.