Silver Plating

Alexandria Plating Industries, Inc. utilizes specialized equipment to electrodeposit a layer of silver upon a base substrate. The base substrate can either be copper, nickel or as determined by the engineer overseeing your project.Plated silver is a corrosion resistant coating that does not contain any chromates, and can be plated on ferrous and non-ferrous base materials. Silver is usually recognized as a decorative coating, but is an economical “industrial matte coating” due to superior conductivity and corrosion resistance. Silver’s conductivity allows for extensive use in electrical components. Additional advantages of Silver plating are excellent solderability and outstanding lubricity, even at high temperatures.

Alexandria Plating Industries, Inc. is able to silver plate to ASTM B-700,Type 1,Type 2, Gr.A (matt), Gr.B (bright),QQ-S-365, AMS 2410, AMS 2411, AMS 2412, ISO 4521 Standards. We offer rack and barrel plating to our customers with a maximum length of fourteen feet. Brush plating is also available with lengths to 30 feet.

Common Applications of Electroplated Silver:

  • Aerospace: fasteners (lubrication and corrosion protection), turbine fasteners & components, bearing surfaces, electronic connectors, rotorcraft gears and others
  • Electrical Components: coatings on connectors that operate at higher and less critical loadings
  • Semi-conductor Lead Frames: current bonding techniques that require a precious metal
  • Bearing Surfaces: high load applications in fluids of low lubricity
  • Storage Tanks: corrosion resistant chemical storage tanks

Alexandria Plating Industries, Inc. Capabilities:

  • Silver Plating Thickness Range of 0.0001 to 0.0020 in.
  • Rack and Barrel Plating Available
  • Available Masking for Selective Surface Plating
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement (Parts with a hardness of 36 Rc or greater will be baked a minimum of 3 hours at 375° F to relieve entrapped hydrogen)
  • Thickness Analysis on a Fischer Technology XDL-B X-Ray Fluorescent Spec
  • Adhesion Testing

Feel free to contact us or call 888-467-4166 for more information, our engineers look forward to working with your team.

Quality is Longevity!

Our QC capabilities include ANSI/ASQC Z1.4, Fischerscope, Permascope X-Ray Flourescence, Computerized Controllers, Atomic Absorption, Salt Spray and Wet Laboratories.

Military & AMS Process Specifications

QQ-C-320, QQ-N-290, MPR-1059, AMS-C-26074, MIL-C-20218, AMS-2403, AMS-2404, AMS-2405, AMS-2406, ISO1458, ISO-4526 and many others.