Silver plating has many different uses in an industrial setting. It can be used as an engineering coating due to its superior conductivity and corrosion resistance. When used in plating, silver’s conductivity allows for extensive use in electronics and semiconductor industries. It is also used extensively in the aerospace, telecommunications, military, and automotive industries. Silver plating creates a surface that can be soldered and exhibits low electrical resistance; it is also useful for bearing surfaces and anti-galling applications.
In an industrial setting, silver plating is used when the following are needed:
A surface that can be easily soldered
Electrical contact characteristics
High electrical and thermal conductivity
Thermo compression bonding
Wear resistance of load-bearing surfaces (anti-galling)
A spectral reflectivity
Good corrosion resistance
At Nico, our silver plating service conforms to the Mil QQ-S-365D and ASTM B 700 standards. We offer a number of different tarnish resistant formulations, depending on your application and needs; and also offer matte, bright, and semi-bright finishes.
There are a number of plating companies that offer silver plating services. Why should you choose us for your silver plating needs?
ISO 9001:2000 Certified
Audited and approved to process for large OEM’s such as Rockwell Collins
Customer service second to none
Large plating tanks that can handle parts up to 60” long
We have the supplemental finishes applied with silver, such as nickel, electroless nickel, and tin
We can plate a variety of substrates; we have the copper, nickel, and other electroplating coatings required as a base to silver plating
We have controlled and calibrated ovens for baking, when hydrogen embrittlement relief is needed.