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Electroplating and Electroless Plating Services

Electro/Electroless Plating
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Plating Department
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At Elcon, we offer electro and electroless plating services in compliance with stringent ASTM, AMS, as well as Mil-Spec standards. The 0.5% nickel boron and 8% nickel phosphorous types of electroless plating are our specialty. We can plate parts as long as 12" and as high as 18" in our large capacity barrel / rack tanks.

Nickel, gold, silver, and copper electrolytic plating with thickness of up to 500 µin can be provided. Copper, molybdenum, tungsten, steel, or other types of material substrates can be selective plated. Metallized ceramics can be plated as well.

To ensure that parts are free from dirt or other surface contaminants, we perform different pre-plating operations, including abrasive blasting, caustic and acid cleaning, spray washing, and ultrasonic cleaning. Plated parts are also visually inspected and tested for plating adhesion, coating thickness, corrosion resistance, hardness, and porosity.

We have extensive experience in plating for the defense, energy, biomedical, semiconductor, and optical industry. A variety of aerospace components, optical encoders, and microwave transmitting tubes have been plated by Elcon in the past. Our plating solutions offer excellent solderability, bondability, conductivity, and corrosion protection.

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Specifications

Industry Focus Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Solar Product Manufacturing
Aerospace
Biomedical
Communications
Computer and Electronics
Vacuum Electronics
Medical
Military
Semiconductor
Optical
Intended Application Fiber Optics
R/F shielding
Optical Encoders
Lead Frame Prototype
Aerospace Components
Traveling Wave Tube Shadow and Control Grids (TWT)
Vacuum Electronics
Microwave Transmitting Tubes
Medical Components
Industry Standards ANSI
American National Standards Institute
AS
Aerospace Industry Standard
ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
ASTM B 734-97 (Cu)
ASTM B 607-91 (Ni-B)
ASTM B 733-04 (Ni-8%P)
ASTM B 488-01 (Au)
ASTM B 689-97 (Ni)
ASTM B 700-08 (Ag)
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
Mil-Spec
Military Specifications
  • Mil-C-14550B (Cu)
  • MIL-C-26074 (Ni-P)
  • MIL-G-45204 (Au)
  • QQ-N-290 (Ni)
  • MIP-P-27418 (Ni, low stress)
  • QQ-S-365 (Ag)
  • MIL-STD-883F (testing, as appropriate)
  • MIL-STD-45662
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS Compliant)
Plating Material Electrolytic Nickel
Electrolytic Gold
Electrolytic Silver
Electrolytic Copper
Electroless Nickel Boron (0.5%)
Electroless Nickel Phosphorus (8%)
Substrate-Metal Molybdenum
Copper
Stainless Steel
Tungsten
Alloys
Brass
Cast Iron
Inconel®
Invar
Iron
Kovar®
Monel®
Nickel
Phosphor Bronze
Steel
Tungsten Copper
Substrate-Non Metals Metalized Ceramics
Plating Characteristics Selective
Corrosion Protection
Solderability
Bondability
Conductivity
Production Volume Prototype to Medium Volume
Max.
12"x12"x18" Sheets Rack Plating 400 Per Month
Ceramic Products Barrel Plating 10,000 Per Month
Processes Electroless Plating
Electroplating
Equipment Barrel Tanks
Rack Tanks
Application Selective
Spot
Preplate Operations Abrasive Blast
Acid Rinse
Scrub Tank
Spray Washing
Stripping
Thermal Cleaning
Ultrasonic Cleaning
Vacuum Vapor
Preplate/Postplate Operations Shot/Glass Bead Peening
Testing Capabilities Adhesion
X-Ray Inspection (XRF)
Hardness
Porosity
Corrosion Resistance
Visual
Plating Thickness Up to 500 µin
Typical Lead Times Available 3 - 5 Days Average Lead Time
Part Length Max.
12 in
30.48 cm
Part Width Max.
12 in
30.48 cm
Part Height Max.
18 in
30.48 cm
Part Diameter Max.
12 in
30.48 cm
Standards ISO 9001:2008
AS 9100

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