Materials
The Plating Process

Plating Materials

Elemental Metals And Some Selected Alloys

Many elemental metals and some selected alloys can be used as plating materials. Each material has certain benefits that make it applicable to specific applications. For example, gold is an excellent conductor and resists corrosion, so it is often used for electrical contacts and connectors.

Commonly Deposited Materials

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Tin
  • Solder (tin-lead alloy)
  • Brass
  • Cadmium
  • Palladium
  • Zinc

Deposit Properties

Deposit Properties Table

 

Note: The specific uses of metals plated at Hi-Tech Plating are detailed in the individual sections at left that describe that deposit.