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Electronics Electroplating

The electronics industry is fast expanding, with a compound annual growth rate of approx. 7%. The high demand for consumables such as TV’s, audio, video, computers and mobile are marketed with the demand for ‘must have’ updated technologies, resulting in shorter product life cycles.

Highly conductive metals such as gold, silver, tin, nickel and copper are in demand for electronics electroplating. The choice of which metal to plate with might be determined by price / appearance, lifespan, substrate composition, damage prevention or specification.

Silver is highly ductile, malleable and resistant to contact wear.

It’s a good alternative to gold where thermal and high electrical conductivity is required. Due to its low contact resistance, silver plating is often used as a coating on highly active copper parts.

Copper is heat resistant, has good conductivity and improves adhesion.

Nickel is wear resistance, withstands heat, hardness, conductivity, corrosion resistance, magnetism, and low friction.

Tin is highly solderable, corrosion-resistant, conductive and less expensive than other metals.

Gold offers high corrosion protection, tarnish and wear resistance, good conductivity but comes with a high cost.

Typically, electronic components that take a high electrical current are suitable for electro plating, such as busbars and electrical connectors.

Call us today to find out how electro plating can help your business.