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Metal Plating Services and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of metal plating companies and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top metal plating companies with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find metal plating companies that can provide metal plating services to your companies specifications. Then contact the metal plating companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product news articles. Whether you are looking for soft gold plating, gold plating steel, gold plating brass or customized metal plating services of every type, this is the resource for you.

Leading Companies:

  • Milwaukee, WI 414-271-8138

    Advanced Plating Technologies is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, solution-driven job shop that provides technical electroplating, passivating and powder coating services in gold plating, silver plating, nickel plating, electroless nickel plating, tin plating, copper plating, tin/lead plating, lead plating, tin-cobalt plating, black nickel plating, aluminum chromate, passivating and powder coating finishes.

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  • Watertown, WI 920-262-0302

    Ad-Tech Industries has been offering coating services for over 25 years. As painting contractors, we offer special coatings such as electroless nickel plating and metal finishing in substrates (steel, brass, copper). These electroless plating coatings are resistant against corrosion.

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  • Poway, CA 858-776-0602

    Component Surfaces, Inc. is the recognized leader in providing electroless gold plating and related processing services. We partner with companies in a variety of industries to increase their product performance, product reliability and manufacturing efficiencies. We have the capability to satisfy your requirements. Contact us and we will be pleased to review your plating requirements with you.

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  • Huntsville, AL 256-852-8700

    United Plating is an ISO-9002/QS-9000-certified provider of metal finishing services. We offer electroless nickel plating that can be applied to metals such as aluminum, steel, brass and copper. Over 28 years of experience providing production performance and on-time deliveries.

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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.