Silver Plating Services
For your Silver Plating requirements, ProPlate® has facilities for silver electroplating both small and large parts in various sized barrels and racks, along with custom and prototype metal finishing.
Silver plating is best used for applications in electronics and engineering where good solderable surfaces and good corrosion resistance are required; for high electrical and thermal conductivity in electrical contacts, for thermo-compression bonding, sound reproduction applications, electrical applications that require spectral reflectivity, and other types of electronic applications. As it is not a rare, naturally occurring metal, silver oxidizes quickly but out of all the metals, it the one that is the most electrically conductive.
MIL-QQ-S-365, Silver Plating, ASTM B700, Silver Plating, AMS 2412, AMS 2410, AMS 2413
Specification: Mil-QQ-S-365 Silver Plating, Electrodeposited
Silver Plating shall be of the following types
To increase the tarnish resistance of the silver plating, supplementary coatings such as a painting or powder coating can be recommended depending on subsequent finishing steps and solderability.
A nickel undercoat with silver plating can be used for applications where corrosion protection is important.
Steel, zinc and zinc-based alloys on which silver electroplating is used should have a coating of nickel over copper under the silver. Nickel undercoats should be applied for silver plating on copper and copper alloys. When a nickel undercoat is not used on copper and copper alloy materials or when a copper undercoat is used on other materials, then the silver plating service should not be used for continuous service at a temperature in excess of 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The adhesions of the silver plating can be adversely affected due to a weak copper and silver inter-metallic layer.