In simplest terms, plating is the process of depositing a metal surface covering over another metal (or other conductive) substrate. A huge array of metals may be used as plating materials, and an equally huge array of metals can be successfully plated. Plating can be used for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to:
- Altered thermal or electrical conductivity
- Corrosion prevention
- EMI/RFI shielding
- Improved IR reflectivity
- Improved paint adhesion
- Improved solderability
- Improved surface hardness
- Reduced surface friction
Precision Metal Plating Services
To enhance the surface properties of your fabricated metal parts, Petersen Precision can provide comprehensive plating services through our local third-party vendors. Our plating providers can apply everything from standard flash Nickel plating to precious metal plating, with even, all-over coverings for even your most complex part shapes.
We can send your parts to your preferred plating vendor, or recommend one from our nationwide network of trusted plating providers. As needed, we will pair your project with the plater that is best suited to the task at hand to ensure that your metal parts receive the best, most uniform plating possible.
Contact Us for Metal Plating & More
From DFM and part fabrication through finishing, plating, and beyond, Petersen Precision can carry your project from start to finish. We are the proven experts! Request a quote on the metal parts you need, or contact us to discuss your project.