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Plating On Titanium

Titanium is a naturally occurring element that offers a unique combination of remarkable strength and light weight. This makes the use of titanium in its metallic form a popular choice in many industrial and manufacturing applications. Titanium derives its name from the Titans of Greek mythology, deities who were reputed to have superhuman strength. However, […]

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Does Gold Electroplating Make Sense For Your Electronics Manufacturing Operation?

Many of us think of gold in terms of its high monetary value and unmistakable aesthetic appeal. But this remarkable precious metal can also serve more practical purposes. The process of electroplating this soft, ductile, malleable metal onto other metal surfaces can offer important benefits, including enhancing corrosion resistance, improving electrical conductivity and shielding the […]

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Copper Plating on Plastics

Take a quick look around your home or office, and you’ll undoubtedly see something that is either made of or contains copper. This abundant and extremely versatile metal has played an important role in the human existence for more than 10,000 years. While copper is no longer the primary ingredient in pennies, which consisted of […]

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E-Coating vs. Powder Coating

UPDATE: (8/10/2021) SPC no longer offers Electrocoating (e-coating) services. This blog is for educational purposes only. Please refer to our coatings, base materials, or plating methods pages to learn more about our services.   Among the vast array of industrial metal finishing options are two comparable processes known as electrophoretic deposition (colloquially known as electrocoating or […]

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The Importance of Corrosion Testing

Where there’s metal, there’s usually the potential for the formation of destructive rust. Corrosion can have a devastating impact on a manufacturer’s bottom line. Every year, rust damage results in losses of billions of dollars to companies throughout the United States. Rust is also relentless — once it forms, it can spread quickly and corrode […]

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Electroplating Electronic Components – Surface Preparation

If your business involves the manufacturing of electronic products, you probably understand the value of electroplating in the production process. Electroplating can serve many different purposes. For instance, copper plating can increase the ability of semiconductors and circuits to conduct electricity, and gold plating is often used to provide low and stable contact resistance, make […]

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The Zinc Plating Process

UPDATE (4/16/2021): SPC is no longer taking on new business for zinc plating. Please refer to our coatings page to learn about the other coatings we offer.   Rust is the greatest enemy of just about any type of metal, and its corrosive effects can be devastating. According to NASA, the cost of corrosion-related losses to United […]

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Benefits of Wet Blasting in the Aerospace Industry

You may be familiar with wet blasting: the metal finishing process that involves the use of compressed air to project a combination of abrasive media and liquid onto the surface of a substrate. Wet blasting has been used since the 1950s for applications such as degreasing, die and mold cleaning, paint removal, and surface preparation […]

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7 Tips for Maximizing Electroless Nickel Plating Performance

<p”> The electroless nickel (EN) plating process produces a nickel phosphorous coating that can be used to enhance corrosion and wear resistance, or increase surface hardness. Electroless nickel plating does not require the introduction of an electric current into the plating bath. Instead, the plating occurs via chemical reaction. Key EN plating advantages include the […]

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Which Metal Finishing Option Is For You?

If your business involves the manufacturing of products consisting of any type of metal, then you undoubtedly understand the importance of metal finishing. In simple terms, metal finishing is the process of applying a metal coating or other treatment to the surface of a metal part or component. This part or component is referred to […]

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