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Silver Plating

Silver Electroplating Services For Advanced Manufacturers

Silver is a very sought after precious metal. Much like gold, Silver has become a staple in the metal finishing industry. Its combination of high thermal resistance and low reactivity make it one of the longest lasting metal finishes in the industry.

In addition to increased longevity and strength, silver electroplating provides exceptional electrical conductivity, and prevents galling and seizing of corrosion resistant steels.

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Silver Electroplating Conductivity

Aside from dangling from the necks of every second place winner at the Olympics, Silver is often used as a surface finish for substrates that need increased physical and chemical strength to achieve functionality.  

Silver is the most efficient conductor of electricity on the periodic table. Therefore, substrates that are plated in silver will see a drastic increase in their ability to function as conductors of electricity. 

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Silver plating is an electroplating process that uses an electrical current and a chemical bath solution to apply silver ions to the surface of an object or substrate. Once applied, the substrate gains a sleek silvery finish and an array of desirable chemical and physical properties.

Benefits of Silver Plating

Benefits of Silver Plating include:

  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Improved Electrical Conductivity
  • Increased strength
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Long-lasting and aesthetically Pleasing Finish
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • And more!
Industrial Uses for Silver Plating

Aesthetically pleasing, resistant to corrosion, and an unrivaled conductor of electricity, it is no surprise that silver plating has found its way into an abundance of different manufacturing industries. Whether components need to be conductive, need increased strength, or just need to look more visually appealing, Silver is an appropriate surface finishing solution

Some common industry uses for silver plating include:

  • Medical devices 
  • Aerospace Components 
  • Solar Panels and Solar Panel Batteries
  • Aircraft components
  • And many others!
Silver Plating Specs

AOTCO provides the following silver plating specs:

  • AMS 2410 – NADCAP Approved, RoHS Complaint 
  • AMS 2412 – NADCAP Approved, RoHS Complaint
  • QQ-S-365 – NADCAP Approved, RoHS Complaint
  • FED-QQ-S-365 – NADCAP Approved, RoHS Complaint
  • ASTM B700 – NADCAP Approved, RoHS Complaint

For our full list of available Mil Specs, AMS Specs, and ASTM Specs visit AOTCO Military Plating Specs page. 

Common Substrates for Silver Plating

Since silver plating is utilized across a variety of sectors, it is no surprise that the list of possible substrate pairings is also extensive. Silver can be plated on almost any substrate and will provide them with a long-lasting, highly conductive, aesthetically leasing finish. Some of the most common substrates for silver plating include:

  • Steel
  • Aluminum 
  • Tin
  • Copper 
  • Nickel
  • And more! 
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