Electroless Nickel Plating

Stainless steels are passivated in a nitric acid-based bath to remove surface contamination. This process removes the free-iron and restores a passive oxide layer that prevents further oxidation. In accordance with ASTM A967, AMS 2700 and QQ-P-35.

Gold provides superior electrical conductivity and high corrosion resistance. Gold deposits are immune to the effects of air, water and does not oxidize. Our gold strike is ideal for medical instruments and electrical connectors.

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Decorative Chrome Plating

Electropolish is used to polish, passivate, and deburr stainless steel. Electropolish removes oxidation and free iron and creates a reflective surface finish. Electropolish improves the surface finish by leveling micro-peaks and valleys to provide a clean and smooth surface. In accordance with ASTM B912.

Decorative chrome plating is applied over bright or duplex nickel plating, creating a strong scratch-resistant finish.  Attractive and popular, decorative chrome plating over nickel plating offers a very corrosion resistant finish which wears well, and prevents tarnish.

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Polishing and buffing is used to enhance the appearance, remove oxidation, and create a bright or satin finish.

Electrolytic Nickel Plating (Bright and Semi-Bright)

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Nickel plating provides excellent corrosion prevention and wear resistance. Nickel plating has excellent ductility and leveling characteristics. Dual nickel plating is a sulfur-free deposit that is extremely ductile and produces low stress with exceptional leveling characteristics.

Electroless nickel plating provides a uniform thickness over all surfaces.  Electroless nickel plating exhibits excellent corrosion and wear resistance, low friction and hardness.  We offer a medium phosphorus bath that plates a semi-bright appearance.  In accordance with ASTM B733 and AMS 2404.

Polishing and Buffing