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Silver Plating For Microwave/RF Industry

Why We Need Metal Plating For The Microwave/RF Industry Wireless technologies continues to evolve. As a result, the need for well designed high-performing microwave subsystems has increased as well. This is where silver plating for microwave/RF industry comes into play. The subsystem needed for this industry are comprised of various RF and microwave components such […]

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Hydrogen Embrittlement In Metal Finishing

Hydrogen embrittlement is when metals such as steel, become brittle and fractures. This happens when hydrogen is introduced into the metal substrate and subsequently diffused during the forming and finishing processes. Hydrogen embrittlement can seriously diminish a substrates ductility, it’s load-bearing capacity as well as causes cracking and failure at crucial stress points. Hydrogen Embrittlement […]

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Electro Plating vs Electroless Plating

electro plating vs electroless plating

Plating a substrate will enhance and protect the part making it more resilient and less prone to corrosion over time. There are many plating techniques available. Which technique you choose is dependent on your desired effect and application of the part being plated. In this article will be addressing the difference between electro-plating and electroless […]

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Nickel Plating

Nickel plating is another popular plating method used in industries such as aerospace, defense, RF and microwave communications sector as well as the medical field. Unlike EN plating, nickel plating is an electrolytical process which requires and electrical charge in the deposition of the metal onto the substrate. Nickel is valuable for it’s hardness, durability, and […]

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Electroless Nickel Plating Explained

Electroless nickel plating, often referred to as (EN), is a process used for depositing a nickel alloy onto a substrate or surface without the use of electrical energy. Unlike electroplating, which does require a charge, the electroless nickel plating process involves submersing the substrate in an aqueous solution that contains a chemical reducing agent which acts […]

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Benefits Of Tin-Lead Plating

What Is Tin-Lead Plating? Tin-Lead plating is when a layer of tin and a layer lead are co-deposited onto a substrate or base part. The alloy compositions used in tin-lead plating depends on the desired properties and intended application of the final product. Why Choose Tin-Lead Plating? If you are going for a more ductile, […]

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What Is Metal Plating?

Metal plating is a manufacturing process in which a thin layer of metal is deposited onto a substrate. Metal plating provides many benefits to products made from metal and other materials. By plating a substrate with a precious or semi precious metal, we are able to accomplish desired attributes such as providing corrosion and heat resistance, improving […]

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