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High Thickness Electroplating

Electroplating is depositing a metal layer onto a base metal to achieve a final finish that meets a customer’s requirements. The thickness of the electroplated deposit is based on the engineers’ specifications. Some components require high thickness electroplating and others low thickness electroplating. The thickness specifications are decided based on desired part performance and function. Functions …

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Industrial Plating

Industrial plating is simply the technique used to put a metal plating layer onto a part or component used in many different industries with many different applications. With this in mind, Nickel, Copper, Tin, and Silver are very common plating finishes used in large-scale industrial plating. Some less common finishes are Gold, Rhodium, Palladium, and …

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Engineered Plating for Semiconductors

Engineered plating for Semiconductors is a plating solution to improve conductivity and wear resistance. The primary use of a semiconductor is for electronic applications. Most electronics contain one form of semiconductor; capacitors, diodes, resistors, and transistors are all forms of Semiconductors. These Semiconductors have many components, including lead connections, lead wires, body, and chips. A …

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Quality Control in the Industry of Electroplating Precious Metals

Electroplating quality control is a critical factor in operations and success in the process of electroplating precious and semi-precious metal finishes. In medical electroplating, these quality control measures are all the more important due to the product’s final use. Anything that goes into the body must be stringently tested and approved before being put into …

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Plating Electrical Contacts with Rhodium for Critical Applications

Plating Electrical Contacts with Rhodium is a top choice for a final finish for critical component manufacturers. Rhodium is an extraordinarily rare, silvery-white, hard, corrosion-resistant, and chemically inert transition metal. Since Rhodium is one of the hardest and most resilient metals to corrosion and wear, there is a high demand for it in the plating …

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Plating Finish Capabilities and Specifications

Plating Finish Capabilities and Specifications at ProPlate We specialize in Precious Plating, Semi-Precious Plating and Engineered Solutions Designed for Unique Requirements. ProPlate® works with companies across the globe, fulfilling both standard and custom requests while delivering consistent results. We understand that the highest quality plating standard is essential for mission-critical components. The industries we serve …

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Antimicrobial Qualities of Copper and Silver as a Plated Finish

Inquiries about the antimicrobial qualities of Copper and Silver in the metal finishing industry are higher than ever. In today’s day and age, the consumer market for products that kill or prevent the spread of germs and viruses is at an all-time high. As a result, people buy disinfectants and sanitizing agents like never before. …

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Rhodium Plating Qualities, Specifications, and Uses

Rhodium Plating has a variety of qualities and uses. Rhodium is white in color and is a precious metal, meaning non-oxidizing.  The Platinum group of metals includes Rhodium. The Platinum group of metals is a group of six metals. Specifically, These include Platinum, Rhodium, Palladium, Ruthenium, Osmium, and Iridium. Likewise, these six metals all share …

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Functional vs Cosmetic Plating and its Applications

Functional vs. Cosmetic Plating is an essential question for a customer’s request for an electroplated finish. There are many uses for electroplating onto a desired part. Most applications of finishes in industrial use fall under the category of functional. Functional means they have a reason for the kind and type of plating. These reasons can …

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