Your Electroplating Guide to Proper Material Selection

When it comes to determining the right finish for your product/application, there are 5 electroplating questions that are key to consider when selecting a metal plating material.

Our electroplating guide below highlights the most important questions to consider when selecting the right electroplating finish for your product/application, specifications, environmental conditions, and more.

When selecting an electroplated finish there are a variety of factors to consider, including:

Indoor or Outdoor Applications

What type of environmental conditions are applicable?

  • Interior or Exterior
  • Excessive humidity and/or high condensation
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Environment (ocean mist or desert sun)
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Corrosion requirements (test specifications)


What type of appearance requirements are applicable?

  • Functional
  • Decorative
  • Functional and Decorative
  • Reflective or Non-Reflective
  • Lustrous, Semi-Lustrous or Matte
  • Color


What type of technical requirements are applicable?

  • Rust Resistant
  • Corrosion Resistant/ Tarnish-Resistant
  • Acid Resistant
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Reflectivity
  • Solderability
  • Thickness
  • Porosity
  • Surface Conductivity
  • Plated Object Size
  • Smoothness
  • Porosity
  • Coefficient of Friction

Governing Body Requirements

What type of regulation requirements are applicable?

  • Mil Std
  • ASTM
  • Automotive
  • Motorcycle
  • European (DIN)
  • OEM Specific
  • Electronic


What type of industry is applicable?

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