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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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EMI Shielding Plastic

Overview: What is EMI Shielding? Selective Electroless Plating on Plastic Thermoplastic Compounds for EMI Shielding Why We Need EMI/RFI Shielding Enclosures Electroplating Copper-Nickel Onto Plastic Plating Onto Plastics for EMI Shielding Why Use Plastic for EMI/RFI Shielding Benefits of Copper and Nickel Plating Request Quote Our world is continuously becoming more electronic, and devices from […]

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Silver Coating Mirrors vs. Aluminum Mirrors

Metal plating is the most common form of mirror coating. From gold and zinc to copper and platinum, many metals can be used to coat mirrors. Two of the most popular are silver and aluminum. Though each plating process has its differences, both aluminum and silver coating can offer unique benefits that improve the functionality […]

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Environmental Electroplating & Plating on Plastics

Environmental Electroplating & How It Applies to Plating on Plastics Being friendlier to the environment is a significant concern in many manufacturing operations these days for legal as well as health and safety reasons. Consequently, metal finishing companies have needed to find ways to alter their processes to ensure compliance with increasingly stringent environmental regulations […]

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Electroplating Defects and Issues

Electroplating is a delicate science with a wide range of factors that influence the results, spanning the electrochemical process and part preparation, requiring high precision and diligence. The complexity of these variables makes electroplating prone to defects and other problems when not performed by experienced, knowledgeable professionals. Still, electroplating is one of the highest-quality procedures […]

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Avoiding Oxidation and Corrosion on Refractory Metals

Refractory metals are a unique class of metals known for their exceptional resistance to extreme heat and wear. The category includes tungsten, molybdenum, niobium, rhenium and tantalum, as well as their alloys. Because of their high melting point, it is necessary to produce refractory metals via powder metallurgy instead of fabrication by casting. Due to […]

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Metal Part Masking: The Key to a Successful Finish

Sometimes when surface finishing an object, you don’t want the entire exterior coated. The solution is the precision process of metal part masking. Masking for surface finishing presents many challenges. Solving these challenges means choosing the right type and method for your mask as well as developing an understanding of the most common masking issues […]

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Electroless Nickel Plating on Tungsten

Tungsten, a refractory metal whose name means heavy stone, is hard to work with but has some exceptional qualities. These characteristics make it useful for numerous applications, including many that involve harsh conditions and high temperatures. Tungsten was likely first used in China more than 350 years ago to give porcelain a peach color through […]

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Challenges of Plating Onto Titanium in the Aerospace Industry

The materials used in the aerospace industry must have a unique set of characteristics. They need to be strong and durable, even under the extreme conditions that airplanes and spacecraft undergo. They should also be relatively lightweight since this increases the efficiency of the aircraft. Because of these needs, titanium has emerged as the leading […]

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Ruthenium Electroplating in the Aerospace & Aircraft Industry

Ruthenium is less well-known and rarer than many other precious metals, but you should certainly consider it if you require metal plating for aerospace and aircraft industry applications. This platinum group metal is exceptionally durable and has a number of other useful features as well. These properties make it valuable to a variety of sectors, […]

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