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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Unlike conventional electroplating, no electrical current is required for deposition.
Normally utilized to provide solderability to the base metal substrate.
Parts are plated first with a bright nickel then flashed with cobalt-tin to give a convincing appearance of a chrome plated part.
Yellow Chromate without Zinc
Components are first chemically milled then chromated to give a dull almost olive drab finish.
Chromate films are typically thin and contribute no measurable thickness to the coating.
Yellow Chromate with Zinc
Yellow chromate is a chemical conversion coating that is applied over zinc plating during surface coating.