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Gold Plating FAQs

When you provide gold plating in Massachusetts


for a variety of industries like AOTCO, you receive lots of questions about the gold plating process. We know that investing in metal finishing can be a challenging decision to make, and though we cannot predict every question you might have, here are some of the most common we have the answers to.

Does it provide electrical conductivity?

Gold plating is often used in instances in industries that utilize electronic components or parts. Gold is an excellent conductor, especially with its corrosion resistant properties. It is commonly used on parts like semiconductors, switches, circuit boards, and other items similar.

What metals are usually plated with gold?

Gold can be applied on nearly any metal, but it is commonly plated on copper, brass, aluminum, and nickel. Often, nickel will be used underneath a gold plating to act as an extra corrosion resistant material, adds durability, acts as a diffusion barrier and can help prevent the distribution of other metals on the gold's surface.

What class and types of gold do you offer?

We provide gold plating for all applications and specialize in the Aerospace, Telecommunication, Optical, Medical, and Electronics industries. We offer Type I, II, and III, as well as Grade A, C, and D.

From Medical to Aerospace gold plating, AOTCO’s professionals would love to help you determine your finishing needs and how we can create a product that meets your exact requirements and specifications.

With more questions about our gold plating, please call our experts today at (888) 275-0880