Plating is called out when a component requires a level of performance that the base alloy or substrate alone cannot deliver. This may be enhanced corrosion protection, better wear life, or improved abrasion resistance, to name a few. An OEM can use a less expensive or lighter weight base alloy and couple it with plating to achieve superior performance.
So, when do we start discussing plating as a possible option with our customer?
- After we know exactly what the part is going to be exposed to environmentally
- When the operating parameters are established, such as wear and abrasion
- Where a robust pretreatment is required to enhance subsequent coatings
- Where RFI/EMI shielding may be required
Wolkerstorfer Company offers a variety of different finishes, including RoHS compliant coatings, to meet almost every need in aerospace and defense.
Please contact us if you are interested in saving money and lead time.
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Note to consumers: Wolkerstorfer Company provides metal finishing services to the industrial and commercial marketplace. We do not offer painting or plating services for consumer and household items such as: automobile parts, motorcycle parts, jewelry, kitchen/bath fixtures and furniture. Thank You.