Gold Plating

Medical-Grade Gold Plating Requirements

Overview: Requirements Ultrasonic Cleaning Plating Rinsing, Drying and Packaging Tooling Inspection Requirements Request Quote Metal plating is crucial for many different kinds of medical devices, as it improves the quality, performance and safety of these tools, implants and other objects. It can enhance sanitation, biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, strength and many other aspects of medical devices. The medical sector uses […]

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An Introduction to Gold Plating for Ground Defense Systems

Since the introduction of ground defense systems in the 1950s and 1960s, companies such as Raytheon and Boeing have used gold plating and other types of metal finishing services to help improve the expected life of their products, reduce wear and help increase electrical conductivity and connectivity. What Is a Ground Defense System? A ground […]

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The Use of Gold Plating in Electronics & Electrical Components

Most of the electronics we use in our daily lives contain at least a little bit of gold. While this precious metal is widely known for its beautiful, shiny appearance, it also has quite a few functional purposes that make it a sought-after material in a variety of industries. The electronics sector, though, is the […]

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The Purpose of Gold Plating for Medical Devices

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.

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Why Metal Finishing Matters in the MedTech Industry

Medical device manufacturers face numerous challenges in their quest to develop the high-quality, top-performing, safe products their specialized client base demands. Metal finishing, the process of altering the surface of a workpiece to enhance its appearance, performance and/or durability, plays a prominent role in most medical device manufacturing operations.

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ENEPIG Plating for Printed Circuit Boards

Printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing involves several technologies to bring about the desired results and functionalities. One of these technologies is the surface finish. The copper layer of a PCB oxidizes when it meets air, reducing the soldering ability of the copper. With a surface finish, however, the copper layer is protected from oxidation, maintaining […]

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Palladium vs. Gold Plating: Which Option to Choose?

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 […]

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Alternatives to Cadmium for Plating Connectors

Before the 1960s, cadmium, also referred to by its elemental abbreviation “Cd,” was the go-to material for numerous industries. The blossoming aerospace industry and rapidly expanding military industry both sought cadmium for use in several key mechanical applications, but things changed when expanding research discovered several drawbacks of the material, both to public health and […]

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Choosing the Right Gold Plating Bath

When it comes to electroplating, gold plating is typically viewed as the “gold standard” for the industry. Most plating experts agree that if the relatively high cost of gold plating fits your budget, you should make it your first choice. Keep in mind the increased expense of gold plating is often offset by a significant […]

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Answers to Your Gold Plating Questions

When you think of gold plating, you probably think of the application of a glittery coating often used to enhance the appearance of jewelry and other metallic items. However, gold plating can provide more than aesthetic appeal. The following answers to some frequently asked questions can provide additional insight regarding the true benefits of gold […]

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