Many different kinds of medical devices, from surgical tools to implants to MRI machines, incorporate metal coatings and finishes to provide or enhance various beneficial characteristics. Applying a thin metal coating, as through the plating process, to the outside of a medical device, can make it more electrically conductive, reflective, resistant to bacteria, and more. […]
In today’s highly competitive business climate, just about every manufacturer is looking for ways to reduce operating costs. Factors such as increasingly stringent environmental regulations and cheaper overseas labor make it more challenging than ever for manufacturers to turn a profit. If you’re looking for cost-effective finishing methods for products you manufacture, electroplating deserves strong […]
Platinum is one of the most sought-after precious metals in the world, as much for its aesthetic appeal as for its durability, which makes it ideal for a number of industrial applications.
At Sharretts Plating, we are committed to providing industrial functional plating services that solely enhance and/or protect the base material. While the end product could be aesthetically pleasing, our end goal is not at all related to the appearance, but rather how the part functions and works with other components.
While there are numerous types of medical devices on the market these days, what many have in common is the need for an application of a protective metal coating during the manufacturing process.
Electrical contacts are those crucial electrical circuit components for controlling the flow of electricity. Typically found in circuit breakers, switches and relays, contacts are made of electrically conductive metal. When two contacts touch, the circuit closes. Conversely, when the contacts are separated by an insulating gap, it interrupts — or opens — the circuit. In […]
Metal plating has been used for hundreds of years to provide objects and mechanical components with additional and desired properties of a specific metal. Depending on the preferred outcome, different types of metal or alloys including copper, aluminum, tin, gold, cadmium, rhodium, zinc, silver, nickel or chromium may be used in the plating process. The […]
While both are lauded in the jewelry industry for their beautiful appearances, there’s more to palladium and gold than their looks — they are extremely useful metals for a variety of plating applications. Lustrous gold is as useful as it is glamorous, and it is one of the common metals of the electronics industry. Silvery-white […]
One of the biggest challenges that metal finishing companies face is meeting the requirements of manufacturers who demand a bright, reflective appearance for their parts and components. This is especially important in applications where a high level of aesthetic appeal is necessary to make the finished product more attractive to prospective buyers. Obviously, the choice […]
Anything made from iron or steel is a prime target for the destructive forces of corrosion. Corrosion occurs due to a chemical reaction between moisture, the surrounding atmosphere and the atoms that comprise a metal substance. Corrosion is a serious problem that can lead to the premature degradation of bridges, buildings, vehicles, appliances and just […]