Metal Plating Services and Companies

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  • Houston, TX

    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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  • Huntington Beach, CA

    Cal-Aurum Industries provides metal plating and metal finishing systems to a variety of industries. We offer electroless nickel plating as well as gold, silver, rhodium, palladium, nickel, tin, tin/lead and copper plating. Our company formed in 1971, so we have years of experience and expertise to offer when we hear form you!

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  • Billerica, MA

    Since 1975, 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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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.