Plated Parts - Intro
EDM Wire Cutting
Thread Rolling Machine
Tap & Drilling Machine
Producing custom parts for a large and diverse group of clients requires a flexible and highly responsive parts fabrication capability; together with a business model that is equally flexible and responsive. Satisfying a customer’s needs for plated parts is no exception; hence the need for a facility in which a variety of plating techniques can be adopted, and where specialized equipment, meticulously detailed processes, and skilled personnel are at hand and readily available.
The most common parts plating processes are electroplating, electroless plating, electrochemical conversion coating applications, and hot dipping.
Electroplating techniques can be applied to most metals, although electroless plating is sometimes more practical for metals that are either non-conductive or poorly conductive, since electroplating, while still possible, can be more difficult or produce inferior results.
When corrosion resistance is the primary reason for plating, electrochemical conversion coating is often requested or recommended. More commonly referred to as anodizing, electrochemical conversion is most often used for aluminum and magnesium parts. Anodizing parts also provides an added measure of abrasion resistance.
Hot dipping, or galvanizing, another corrosion-resisting plating method, can be applied to parts of any size or shape, or to coil stock.
The parts plating equipment and processes in use are designed with quality, uniformity, and consistency in mind. This is in recognition of the fact that many custom-made, and custom-plated parts are for high-reliability, or mission-critical uses, and both the plating process and the finished product must be in compliance with ASTM and/or MIL standards.