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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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WHAT IS ELECTROPLATING?

Electroplating is a popular metal finishing and improving process used in a wide range of industries for various applications. Despite the popularity of electroplating, however, very few outside of the industry are familiar with the process, what it is and how it works. If you’re considering using electroplating in your next manufacturing process, you need […]

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Advantages of 3D Printing in Manufacturing and How Metal Finishing Comes Into Play

Sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing, 3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry by lowering costs, providing more complex design opportunities and reducing waste. Metal finishing, or plating, helps manufacturers receive even more value out of their 3D-printed parts and products by increasing their strength and helping them achieve low contact resistance. Since metal finishing […]

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What Is the Best Precious Metal?

The metal coating you choose for a component or product greatly affects its properties and performance. Electroplating using precious metals typically leads to superior results. The best precious metal for electroplating your product or component will depend on certain factors, including industry, intended application and budget. What Are Precious Metals? Precious metals are rare but […]

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The Most Conductive Metals

Conductivity plays a vital role in many industries, including electronics, aerospace and telecommunications. However, there are actually multiple kinds of conductivity. Thermal conductivity refers to a material’s ability to transmit heat, while electrical conductivity refers to a material’s ability to allow an electrical current to pass through without resistance. In general, materials that exhibit high […]

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