In a business as competitive as this one, a company needs to be as precise and correct as possible. Yet, precision plating is more than a matter of being exact. Precise duplication of a mandrel, for example, may or may not reflect precision electroplating. More likely, it may be electroforming.
What Is Precision Plating?
Companies refer to precision stamping and precision plating. Often, no specific definition or explanation is included. There is always the implication that this is work performed with high skill and, well, preciseness. Also implied is the idea that the work involves perfect control of the process. This, together with high quality results and easy duplication or repeatability are key factors.
Two other factors are important to the process. One is the low cost of production. The second is the ability to adapt the process for high volume production. These two characteristics make precision plating popular for various industrial concerns.
Specifications and Precision Plating
Quality is the watchword in precision plating. This requires adherence to standards. The equipment is designed, and operated, to ensure all products that come out of the tank or off the line and/or in an enclosed area for quality control, meet the requirements of client and application. More importantly, all precision metal plating processes must meet or, better still, exceed the exact specifications.
Specifications vary for each of the precision metal plating procedures. For gold precision metal plating (hard acid and soft) the specifications are MIL-DTL-45204, ASTM B488 and/or AMS 2422. In the case of silver (both semi-bright and matte), the specifications are listed as QQ-S-365, ASTM B700 and/or SCGPS06006.
Uses for Precision Plating
The uses of precision plating is varied. It is dependent upon the specific metal as well as the intended application. Plating services of this type are often employed to improve the quality, durability, and other properties of the base substrate metal used in the process. This type of precise plating is requested for:
* Conductor parts
* Process equipment
* Wear parts
If the desire is to produce high quality, specifications driven and precise results, a metal plating company has to turn to high technology, a clean working and production environment, efficiency, a complete comprehension of the properties of metals. Also prerequisite is a commitment to both superior quality and the complete satisfaction of the customer. This is the intent, purpose and the result of the method referred to as precision plating.
At Professional Plating, their focus has been on providing all their clients with the high quality work they have been known for since 1983. Their industrial Precision Metal Plating is performed with great care paid to the specs of their customers. Whatever the metal – gold, nickel, and/or silver, you want plated, talk to them first. They deliver. To learn more about this company and the services they provide visit them online at Proplate.com.