In order to get the best possible finish, you need to understand the type of metal you have, and adjust your process accordingly. Metals such as stainless steel undergo very different processes to say zinc diecast.
At Precision Plating, we have the capability to plate the following metals:
- Stainless Steel
- Zinc Die-cast
- Most other precious metals
Please note: we are unable to plate on raw aluminium unless it is already chrome or copper plated.
A typical part can go through up to 20 different tanks in the process of transforming it from a base metal to your required finish.
For Example chrome plating a part will include the following processes:
- soak cleaning
- copper plate
- nickel plating
- chrome plating
Specifications for Metal Plating
If you don’t have a plating specification, please advise us what application your part will be used for. We can then determine what will suit the part best. Different applications require different plating specifications. An exterior automotive grille generally requires a duplex nickel coating compared to an interior cabinet handle.
The more information you can provide us, the better the result, and the more accurate your quotation will be.
Copies of the Surface Finishing Industry Standards may be obtained from SAI Global, the distributors of Australian Standards.