External surface plating is applied to components if the parts require a decorative finish or corrosion resistance. To help you select the best tooling and process design, we have listed out the different options along with an available filter so you see what plating is available to you based on your needs.
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For maximum corrosion resistance, anodized articles are boiled in a solution of nickel acetate.
Olive drab chromate has a dark green finish that can pass 150 hours to white corrosion.
Gold does not oxidize at normal temperatures, which means that it retains its conductivity and solderability.
Black Chromate with Zinc
Black chromate is a chemical conversion coating that is applied over zinc plating.
Unlike conventional electroplating, no electrical current is required for deposition.
Black oxide is used to provide a protective, corrosion resistant coating over metal.
Yellow Chromate without Zinc
Components are first chemically milled then chromated to give a dull almost olive drab finish.
This versatile finish provides corrosion protection and good wear life as well as beauty.