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Silver Electroplating Finish

Silver plating refers to the process of covering a conductive surface with silver to prevent it from corrosion while adding a lustrous shine to it.

Why metal silver is used?

Silver is a white colored semi precious metal with an oxidizing property. Due to its property of high electrical conductivity it is used in electronics and semiconductor industries. Silver is also an excellent conductor of heat and offers great solderability. It is malleable and has a high degree of Lubricity. Silver finds usage in bearing surfaces and anti-galling applications. Being ductile, it may be bent into any shape and is hence preferred by jewelry and flatware industries for its decorative appeal.

Thus, silver acts as an economically beneficial metal that may be put to good use for a relatively cheaper price as compared to other precious metals like gold or platinum.

Types of Silver plating

Silver plating may be of various types ranging from Matte plating to Bright and Semi-Bright plating. While some plating may be done without Chromate, others may use Chromate. Pure silver plating is also possible.

Different options of Silver plating

Many silver plating companies offer the facility of industrial plating on different electrical components, bus bars and bearing surfaces. Some companies offer corrosion resistant cyanide coating devoid of chromates in order to plate various ferrous and non-ferrous base metals.

Uses of Silver plating

·   The most common usage of silver plating is for ornamentation of jewelry, plates, cups, trophies and medals. The process adds a perfect polish to the surface on which the plating is done.

  • Silver plating is used to improve solderability by hardening the surface and increasing wear-ability. It is also used to inhibit corrosion. The plating helps in reducing friction and to improve paint adhesion. It is good for altering conductivity and provides a shield against radiation.
  • Since silverplating is a atomic deposition process, thin films of silver can be formed on surfaces.These can act as layers for additional nanotechnology.
  • Silver finds application in electronics as a replacement for gold. Variable capacitors with silver plated plates require silver plating.

Precautions

Proper maintenance must be ensured for parts exposed to high humidity environments, since porous or cracked silver layer allows rapid galvanic corrosion of the underlying copper surface. This results in a copper exposure due to flaking of the plated layer and is referred to as red plague.


Our Base Metal with Silver Plating
Silver Plated Stainless Steel Wire Silver Plated Tungsten Wire
Silver Plated Molybdenum Wire Silver Plated Brass Wire
Silver Plated Silver Wire Silver Plated Beryllium Copper Wire
Silver Plated Copper and Alloy Wire Silver Plated Aluminum and Alloy Wire
Silver Plated Nickel and Alloy Wire Silver Plated Platnium Wire
Silver Plated Kovar® Wire Silver Plated Monel® Wire
Silver Plated Titanium Wire Silver Plated Resistance Wire
and many more!

Our Size Capabilities (can attempt larger/smaller)

Round Wire: 0.0010" - 0.312" / 50 AWG to 1/0 AWG / 0.0254 - 7.925mm

Flat Wire: Thickness: from 0.0015" to 0.250" / Width: not to exceed 0.750"

Square Wire: 0.010" x 0.010" - 0.025" x 0.025"


Our Plating Capabilities

Under Plate (Flash): 1-5000 micro inches (0.000001" - 0.0050")

Main Plate: 10 micro inches to 1000 micro inches (0.00001" - 0.001")

We can do Silver plating to MIL-QQ-S-365

  • Type I Silver Plating - Matte
  • Type II Silver Plating - Semi-Bright
  • Type III Silver Plating - Bright

GRADES

  • Grade A: With Supllementary Tarnish-Resistant Treatment
  • Grade B: Without Supplementary Tarnish-resistant Treatment

Type I & II Grade C.

Custom Thickness: Send in a Request for Quote


Request a quotation with us, and we will assist you in the best of our ability with our amazing sales team.

If you require further information please feel free to contact us at (330)244-8501
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Precious Electroplating Finishes We Offer

  • Gold

    We do Gold plating to MIL-G-45204, ASTM B448, AMS 2422, Type I,II & II Grade A.

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  • Cobalt-Gold

    We do Colbalt Gold plating to MIL-G-45204, ASTM B448, AMS 2422, Type I & II Grade C.

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  • Silver

    We do Silver Plating to QQ-S-365, ASTM B-700, Bright or Matte Finish.

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