Products

Electroless Nickel/Nickel

Satin to semi-bright silver in appearance, nickel is one of the most versatile surface-finishing processes available. The broad spectrum of end uses includes decorative and engineering. Attributes include excellent corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and appearance.

AMS 2403J Nickel Plating, General Purpose
AMS 2424D Nickel Plating, Low Stressed Deposit
AMS 2416G Nickel-Cadmium Plating, Diffused
ASTM B 689-90 Electroplated Engineering Nickel Coatings
Mil-C-26074 Electroless Nickel
Mil-P-27418 Nickel Plating, Soft (Electrodeposited), Sulfamate Bath
Mil-STD-868A Nickel Plating, Low Embrittlement, Electrodeposition
QQ-N-290A Nickel Plating (Electrodeposited)

Cadmium

Bright silver to gray in color, cadmium is corrosion resistant with exceptional solderability, ductility, lubricity, and good anti-galling properties. Cadmium offers twice the corrosion resistance of zinc for the same deposit thickness. It offers protection against substrate corrosion or the corrosion of the underlying material by corroding before the base metal. This protection remains unimpaired despite minor damage to the cadmium coating such as scratches or small punctures.

AMS 2400 Cadmium Plating
AMS 2401D Cadmium Plating, Low Hydrogen Content Deposit
ASTM B 766-86 Electrodeposited Coatings of Cadmium
Mil-STD-879B Cadmium Plating, Low Embrittlement, Electrodeposition
QQ-P-416 Cadmium Plating (Electrodeposition)

Zinc

Silver in color, zinc is soft, ductile, and marginally solderable with decorative qualities. It offers protection against substrate corrosion or the corrosion of the underlying material by corroding before the base metal. This protection remains unimpaired despite minor damage to the zinc coating such as scratches or small punctures.

AMS 2402 Zinc Plating
ASTM-B-633 Electrodeposited Coatings of Zinc on Iron and Steel
QQ-Z-325 Zinc Coating, Electrodeposited

Final Note:

For any processes or treatments not listed, please contact our staff at AETNA Plating. We will do our best to accomodate your specific requests or refer you to a facilty that can meet those requirements. In either case, we appreciate and thank you for considering us to serve you in all your plating needs.