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3D Print Gold Electroplating for Chemical Sensors

In the field of chemical sensor fabrication, material selection, precision and reliability are paramount. Using 3D printing technology with gold electroplating represents a transformative advancement. This integration combines the intricacy of components printed with 3D technology and the notable attributes of gold. Its rigor and versatility make this a valuable technique across various industries. Find […]

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Comparing Electroplating to Vacuum Metallizing

Electroplating is a process that involves depositing a metal coating onto an object’s surface1 via an electrical current. This popular process is utilized in a variety of industries2 for several different applications. Also known as vacuum deposition, vacuum metallizing involves creating a layer of metal3 on an underlying substrate that is typically made of another material. The metal coating material is […]

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The Effects of Periodic Reverse Current in Electroplating

Electroplating is a trusted method for depositing metals onto part surfaces, but it comes in several varieties. Some are better suited to certain applications. One such option is periodic reverse current plating. This method occasionally adjusts the current flow direction to modify the metal’s deposition onto a surface. It helps address some challenges of standard […]

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Plating Challenges for Plastic Parts

Plating onto plastic parts is a technique that was pioneered in response to the industrial demands of World War II.1 Now, in the 21st century, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity — from 2022 to 2028, the electroless plating market size is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1%.2 Common applications for plating onto plastics include semiconductors, automotive manufacturing, consumer […]

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Plating Onto Ceramics vs. Metal

Plating is a process that places a thin layer of metal onto another surface. The other surface can be any number of different materials, such as another type of metal, ceramics, glass or plastic. No matter the surface, or substrate, metal finishing offers numerous benefits, such as enhancing electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and strengthening the […]

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Plating on Plastic vs Metal

Plating is the process of joining metal with a conductive surface. This might make you think of the process of jewelry making. Adding silver or gold plating to a piece of jewelry can make it more attractive.    While plating is a common practice in jewelry making, it is also used in other ways and for […]

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Heavy Build Plating

If you need thick plating deposits for an upcoming project, SPC can help. We offer extensive heavy build plating capabilities for a wide variety of materials and applications so that you can get the thick plating your organization needs. We provide heavy plating services with electroless nickel, silver, gold, and copper among other materials, delivering […]

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What Does Electroless Nickel Plating Cost?

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU PAY FOR PLATING? What business isn’t concerned about finding ways to reduce expenses these days? If metal plating is a necessity for your business, electroless nickel plating can offer the cost-effective solution you’re looking for. Unlike electroplating, electroless nickel plating does not require the use of an electrical current or other outside power […]

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Electroless Plating – What You Need to Know

ELECTROLESS PLATING Typically, when you are interested in metal plating for your parts, you will opt for electroplating as the most common method. However, there is another method. You may wish to use electroless plating techniques as an alternative to electroplating in certain cases. In fact, there are many advantages to electroless plating, and many industries […]

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Benefits of Electroplating

EXPLORE THE MANY BENEFITS THAT ELECTROPLATING CAN PROVIDE FOR YOUR BUSINESS Sharretts Plating Company has been providing a wide range of industry-best metal finishing and plating solutions since 1925. Over the years, we have developed and perfected our industrial electroplating processes that make use of various metals and metal alloys to achieve the desired result for our customers. Electroplating […]

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