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Tin Electroplating Finish

Tin Plating is used extensively to protect both ferrous and nonferrous surfaces. Metals plated in Tin are useful for the electronic, automotive, appliance, computer, medical, and food processing industry since they are non-toxic, ductile and corrosion resistant. The excellent ductility of tin allows a coated base metal sheet to be formed into a variety of shapes without damage to the surface tin plating layer. Plating with Tin provides sacrificial protection for copper, nickel and other non-ferrous metals, but not for steel. Tin plating on copper has been shown to eliminate galvanic corrosion and formicary corrosion, commonly known as 'ant's nest' corrosion.

Tin is a malleable, ductile, highly crystalline, silvery-white metal. This metal resists corrosion from distilled, sea, or soft tap water, but can be attacked by strong acids, alkalis, and by acid salts.

Tin plating is widely used in the electronics industry because of its ability to protect the base metal from oxidation thus preserving its solderability.

Commercially, the metal is deposited in thicknesses ranging from 0.00005”- 0.0006”, depending upon the intended application and the corrosion protection required, the majority of which is 0.0001”-0.0003”, commonly known as “Commercial Tin

Our Base Metal with Tin Plating
Tin Plated Stainless Steel Wire Tin Plated Tungsten Wire
Tin Plated Molybdenum Wire Tin Plated Brass Wire
Tin Plated Silver Wire Tin Plated Beryllium Copper Wire
Tin Plated Copper and Alloy Wire Tin Plated Aluminum and Alloy Wire
Tin Plated Nickel and Alloy Wire Tin Plated Platnium Wire
Tin Plated Kovar® Wire Tin Plated Monel® Wire
Tin Plated Titanium Wire Tin 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 Tin plating to

  • Mil-T-10727
  • ASTM B 545
  • GE F70
  • ABB DA83224GA-GF
  • TYCO TEC-112-16
  • Spinner 025
  • Eaton 50-80

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Semi-Precious Electroplating Finishes We Offer

  • Nickel

    Standard nickel plated conductors have a minimum plating thickness of 50 micro-inches (1.25 microns) as specified in ASTM B 355.

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  • Copper

    HSM Wire International Inc. provides copper plating on many types of base materials.

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  • Tin

    Tin plating is used only on base materials that are not exposed to high temperature processing after the tin is applied.

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  • Zinc

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

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  • Brass

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

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