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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Brushed Satin Chrome
Satin chrome is a very durable plating used for its aesthetic appearance.
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.
This versatile finish provides corrosion protection and good wear life as well as beauty.
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 oxide is used to provide a protective, corrosion resistant coating over metal.
As a decorative or protective coating, it functions to enhance the appearance and/or to protect the surface of parts.