Many options exist for your metal plating needs. Gold, Rhodium, Platinum, Palladium, Nickel, Palladium-Nickel, and Copper are just a few choices available in the market. Silver plating is an excellent option for many applications if the circumstances warrant this material. Many industries utilize silver plating in their applications, such as automotive, telecommunications, medicine, electronics, and many others, to name a few. Many properties of silver make it ideal for various conditions and environments.
Silver has excellent electrical conductivity, ranking number one out of all metals. We can utilize this in battery contacts, forceps, glucose monitors, MRI machines, and other medical applications. Silver plating can extend to many industries, like electronic parts of various electric vehicles. Regarding the medical industry, silver is also biocompatible, which means it can be in contact with the inside of the human body and not cause any hostile responses. Silver also is very antimicrobial, making it resistant to bacterial growth and more sanitary overall. ProPlate coats medical forceps used in coagulating brain tissue to solidify the tissue. We can selectively plate just the tips where the coating is needed in surgery, so many implementations exist with silver plating.
Situations that require solderability would be a good choice with silver. The electronics industry has silver as a standard material requiring soldering work. In the electronics industry, silver is used on highly active copper pieces because of its low contact resistance, thus allowing better electrical flow. Industries needing excellent thermal conductivity would be wise to choose silver as a plating option. Silver has excellent temperature resistance and is effective in jet engines and automobile producers for the metal used in their products. Considering the price, silver is a much cheaper option than other metal options, such as gold. Every application may have a different set of properties needed, but if possible, silver is an outstanding choice at its price point.
ProPlate offers silver plating services for many industries that need the protection and properties it can provide. Our capabilities include many rack and barrel plating methods and selective plating options as required. We can provide with or without supplementary tarnish-resistant treatment on the items we plate. ProPlate offers three metal finishes: Matte, Semi-Bright, and Bright, depending on the finish required. We have over 35 years of plating experience and are always open to finding a solution to your plating requirements.