Services at Sharretts Plating

How Does Electroplating Contribute to Reducing Manufacturing Costs?

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 […]

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Plating on Glass for Biotechnology Applications

While glass, used often in biotechnology, is an exotic material that can be fragile and harder to work with than many other substances, it also offers certain advantages like thermal resistance. Likewise, ceramics have the composition to withstand high temperatures, and the right metal or alloy plating from materials like copper, aluminum, tin, gold, silver, […]

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Exploring the Differences Between Industrial and Decorative Plating

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.

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Important Metal Finishing Quality Assurance Steps

Perhaps the biggest reason Sharretts Plating Company has managed to remain one of the top metal finishing companies after more than 90 years in business is our unwavering focus on delivering high-quality results for every customer, regardless of project size or scope. Learn about what quality assurance steps we’re taking to ensure you have the best product possible,

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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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The Differences Between Barrel and Rack Plating

Choosing the right electroplating method is essential for achieving optimal results and minimizing the risk of damage to the finished product. Two of the most commonly applied processes for plating multiple workpieces are barrel and rack plating. Each offers several advantages, as well as points the plater and customer must consider when determining the most appropriate method for their project.

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How to Work With Your Metal Finishing Services Provider

Electroplating and electroless plating are crucial processes for ensuring a successful outcome in many manufacturing and fabricating operations. Plating provides the essential “finishing touch” that protects the workpiece against destructive forces such as corrosion, extreme temperatures and wear, while also enhancing its aesthetic appeal. Working closely with your plating services provider is key to attaining […]

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What Is Electrocleaning?

You may be quite familiar with electroplating and all the benefits this plating method offers. However, most people don’t know exactly what goes into the electroplating process, especially the early steps. One of the first steps of the electroplating process, in fact, is preparing the surface. This process of preparation is used as a way […]

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How to Avoid Tarnishing

While metal finishing processes such as electroplating and electroless plating provide numerous benefits, the presence of post-plate tarnishing can diminish the value of the plating process over time. Tarnish is essentially a thin layer of corrosion that frequently develops on the surface of a part in the form of a dull blackish or grayish film. […]

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Plating: An Excellent Defense Against Corrosion

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 […]

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