METAL PLATING AND SURFACE TREATMENT GUIDE - REFERENCE ONLY



Choosing the right surface treatment for your steel, aluminum, copper, and brass parts can be confusing.  Even more confusing to design engineers and machinists alike is how much thickness the coating adds to a part and how it will impact dimensions and tolerances.

We encourage our customers to add a note to their drawings indicating whether the dimensions apply before or after plating.

Please download and share our guide to plating and surface treatments.

 
    ANODIZE, CHROMIC
    ANODIZE, HARD
    ANODIZE, SULPHURIC
    BLACK EBONOL
    BLACK OXIDE COATING
    CADMIUM
    CHEMICAL FILM / CHROMATE
    CHROME
    COPPER
    ELECTROPOLISHING
    GOLD
    NICKEL
    NITUFF
    ELECTROLESS NICKEL
    PASSIVATE
    PHOSPHATE, HEAVY
    PHOSPHATE, LIGHT
    SILVER
    SOLID FILM LUBRICANT
    TIN
    ZINC