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Rhodium Plating

Electroplating Rhodium For Advanced Manufacturers

A key advantage of selecting rhodium for electroplating is its excellent electrical conductivity. In addition, its resistance to heat, wear, and corrosion make Rhodium plating an ideal choice. Rhodium electroplating also helps to reduce costs - especially when compared to using rhodium for the entire construction of a part.

 

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Rhodium Electroplating

Rhodium is a very rare, highly durable, reflective metal with a higher melting point than Platinum. Due to its rarity, Rhodium is one of the most expensive precious metals to electroplate with, however the unique benefits it provides the substrate validate the cost.

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About Rhodium Plating

Rhodium plating is the process of applying a thin layer of rhodium to an object’s surface in order to provide it with the chemical and physical properties of the element. It provides a sleek, aesthetically pleasing bright silver-white finish to its substrates and provides them with a long-lasting and corrosion resistant coating.

Benefits of Rhodium Plating
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Increased strength 
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Aesthetically Pleasing Finish
  • Thermal Resistance
  • And more!
Industrial Uses for Rhodium Plating
  • Automobile components (Catalytic Converters)
  • Hardware
  • Aircraft components 
  • Jewelry 
  • And many others! 
Rhodium Plating Specs
  • MIL-R-46085 – NADCAP Approved, RoHS Compliant
Common Substrates for Rhodium Plating
  • Steel
  • Brass
  • Iron and Other Ferrous Alloys
  • Bronze 
  • Copper
  • And more!
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