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Metal Plating & Finishing Services

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Metal Plating & Finishing Services

Metal plating, or metal finishing, is the process of coating a metal part with another metal to enhance, protect, or alter the finished product. Often our customers request metal finishing and plating of parts for added corrosion resistance, improved solderability, reduced friction, altered conductivity, or decorative purposes.

Microphoto offers metal plating services of etched metal parts in a variety of finishes. Flat blanks, formed parts, and heat-treated parts can then be plated per your specifications. Selective plating services and industry-standard certifications, including NADCAP, are also available.

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Metal Surface Finishing Options

In today’s competitive market, delivering products to market faster is paramount. In addition to photochemical machining, Microphoto offers a suite of metal surface finishing services that help customers reduce costs and lead times while increasing throughput.

Mirror Finishes

A mirror finish provides a highly reflective, mirror-like look where surface defects are greatly minimized or completely removed. It also enhances appearance and consistency, making cleaning more straightforward, and masks the after-effects of welding.

Matte Finishes

A matte finish creates a smooth surface with a sleek yet dull appearance. It also may boost durability and tarnish resistance. This finish is a good choice for applications that don’t require a shiny look or when further finishing is intended.

Brushed Finishes

A brushed finish provides a distinctive look characterized by a muted luster and patterns of fine parallel lines. It has a strong, decorative appeal without being too reflective. It’s perfect for applications where shine is needed, but high reflectiveness is undesirable.

silver colored stainless steel photo etched part
photo etched part with metal plating
gold colored phosphorous bronze photo etched part
a circular and silver colored photo etched part for the medial industry

Common Plating & Finishes Available

  • Anodize / Dye
  • Black Oxide
  • Cadmium
  • Chem Film
  • Chromate
  • Copper
  • Electropolish
  • Gold
  • Nickel
  • Passivate
  • Phosphate
  • Powder Coat
  • Tin (bright, matte immersion)
  • Zinc / Zinc Dichromate and bake with color dyes