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-P-27418||Nickel Plating, Soft (Electrodeposited), Sulfamate Bath|
|Mil-STD-868A||Nickel Plating, Low Embrittlement, Electrodeposition|
|QQ-N-290A||Nickel Plating (Electrodeposited)|
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)|
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|
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.