Project Description

Electroplating 

At Plating for Electronics, we provide a comprehensive catalogue of electroplating finishes to address the diverse needs of every industry. Our over half century of experience allows us to provide high quality results on time and with consistency. Our commitment to customer satisfaction has solidified us as a premium choice in electroplating here in Massachusetts and across the United States.

Find out why companies and organizations throughout the United States turn to our team to complete their most challenging electroplating projects on time and on budget.

Our Electroplating Services Include…

When you choose to work with our team at Plating for Electronics, you’ll join the continuously growing number of medical, automotive, technology, construction, manufacturing and electronics professionals that trust our expert team to handle their electroplating projects. In addition to the reputation we’ve built with our loyal clients, you can take comfort in our strict adherence to industry standards set for the materials we work with and our ISO 9001 and AS 9003 Quality Certifications.

Ask About Our Research and Development Services

Browse our material-specific electroplating options below as well as standard specifications to explore how we can best help your business succeed. If you do not see what you’re looking for, then we can help you develop the solution that you need. Ask us about our R&D Services for prototyping and new product development.

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Let our experts at Plating for Electronics help you create a solution that best fits your unique application. To discuss your electroplating options call 781.893.2368, email info@p4e.com or message us on our contact page to get started today.

Anodizing

MIL-A-8625 Type II class 1 (non dyed)
MIL-A-8625 Type II class 2 (dyed)
MIL-A-8625 Type IIB
ASTM B580 Type B thru F

Anodizing is performed to develop a layer of natural oxide on aluminum. This process provides your components with a non conductive coating that will enhance corrosion resistance and wear as well as provide color if desired. Choose from a wide range of standard colors with the availability of additional special order colors.

A note about color:
Although a wide variety of colors are available, exact matching to a pantone or federal standard is not generally possible. These standards are largely only applicable to inks or paints, however, they can be a useful tool to approximate dye for the closest match available. Due to multiple varying factors in anodizing, there will always be some variation in color from lot to lot.

Hardcoat Anodize

MIL-A-8625 Type III class 1 (non dyed)
MIL-A-8625 Type III class 2 (dyed)
MIL-A-63576 Type I

Hardcoat anodize provides a denser, thicker coating commonly used when increased wear and corrosion resistance is required. The coating can be dyed, with black being the most common color. Other colors are available however, they will be darker and less vibrant due to the darker color of the natural oxide. Typical thickness range is .0005 – .002 with .002 being the default. Sealing is standard on dyed coatings and available on non dyed coatings. We offer nickel acetate, sodium dichromate and boiling deionized water seal. PTFE Teflon application is also available.

Black Oxide on Copper

Black Oxide on Copper per MIL-F-495

Bright Dip on Brass and Copper Alloys

Chromate Conversion

MIL-DTL-5541 Type I
MIL-DTL-5541 Type II (RoHs compliant)
ASTM B 449
ASTM B 920

Chromate conversion for aluminum commonly referred to as chem film, irridite or alodine provides a conductive finish to protect from corrosion as well as a base layer for a secondary coating. Its color can range from colorless to iridescent yellow or gold. The RoHs compliant version is available in colorless only.

Copper

Standard: MIL-C-145500, ASTM B 734
We offer high speed akaline/cyanide copper plating per MIL-C-14550, ASTM-B-734 Classes 5, 12, 20 and 25 and AMS 2418 Type I. Please note that the deposit will range in appearance from dull to bright depending on thickness of plating and the condition of the base material.

Electropolish

Electropolish of most Stainless Steels. Contact us for more information.

Cadmium Plate

Per QQ-P–416 Yellow or Clear Only.
Type: 1 and II
Class: 1, 2 and 3

Gold

Standard: MIL-G-45204-C, ASTM B 488
We offer Grade A and C
Types: I, II, III

Iridite 8P

Iridite 8P is a chromium free coating option for your copper and copper alloy components.

Bright Nickel

We offer Bright hard Electrodeposited Nickel per QQ-N-290 and ASTM-B-689 Type 2, Classes 5 and 25, AMS-2403 and AMS 2423

We offer low stress soft dull Sulfamate Nickel per MIL-P-27418, AMS-2424, ASTM-B-689 Type 1, Classes 5, 25 and 50.

Nickel, Electroless

We offer Bright EN as follows:

PHOS Levels RoHs Compliant 6-8% by weight.
Non-RoHs compliant 5-7% by weight.

AMS 2404 Classes 1-4
MIL-C-26074 Classes 1-4, Grades A, B and C
ASTM-B-733 Classes 1-5, Types I and IV, SCO, SC1, SC2 and SC3

Passivate

Cleaning and Passivating of Stainless Steel.

We offer Nitric Acid Passivation only, not citric.
Per ASTM-A-976, QQ-P-35, AMS 2700, ASTM-A-380
ASTM B912 Passivation by Electropolish.

Cleaning and Passivating of Titanium per ASTM-F-86

Rhodium Plating

ASTM-B-634
Classes 0.05, 0.25 and 0.5
MIL-R-46085
Types I or II
Classes 1 or 2

Silver Plate

ASTM-B-700 Grades B and D. Types 1, 2 and 3.
Class N, OR S
QQ-S-365
Types II and III
Grades A or B

Tin Plate, Matte

Matte Only per MIL-T-10727, Type I only.

Thickness up to .0006 thick.
ASTM-B-545

Matte only service classes A,B, C and F.

Zinc Plate

ASTM-B-633 SC-1, SC-2, SC-3 and S-4. Types I, II, II.
QQ-Z-325 B, Classes 1, 2 and 3. Types I and II.

Yellow, clear and black available.