VanNuysPlating.com

VanNuysPlating.com

Custom Metal Plating

Plating Services

Van Nuys Plating, Inc. provides electroplating, electro-less plating, and chemical film plating services.

We can plate almost all parts from prototypes to high-volume production runs. Parts are chrome plated with hexavalent chromates. We offer zinc chromates that are ROHS compliant.

Prior to plating, we offer pre-bake stress relief treatments to remove stress induced during machining operations.

Both barrel and rack plating are offered. We provide many types of finishes on brass, steel, aluminum, beryllium copper, and copper.

We test adhesion, corrosion resistance, and thickness of our plated parts. We can also repair weld parts prior to plating if required.

Packaging, egg crate wrapping for fragile items, and shipping are offered as secondary services based on client requests.

Capabilities:

Plating Finish

Clear Cadmium

Yellow Cadmium

Black Cadmium

Olive Drab Cadmium

Phosphate Cadmium

Chromium

Chromium on Aluminum

Chrome

Chrome, Polished

Copper (acid) (cyanide)

Copper, heavy deposit

Electroless Nickel, Lead free

Electroless Nickel, Medium Phosphorous

Electroless Nickel, High Phosphorous

Electrolytic Nickel

Hexavalent Chromium

Zinc Clear Chromate

Zinc Blue Chromate

Zinc Yellow Chromate

Zinc Black Chromate

Satin Nickel

Silver

Solder

Tin(Bright and Matte)

Tin/Lead

Black Oxide

Phosphate Coat

Chemical Film (Aluminium)

Substrate Metals

AlloysAluminum (Billet and Sheet Metal)

Beryllium

Brass

Cast Iron

Copper

Inconel

Invar

Iron

Kovar

Monel

Nickel

Phosphor Bronze

Stainless Steel (400 series, 300 series, 18-8, 17-4)

Steel

Tin/Nickel

Tin/Zinc Alloy

Tungsten

Tungsten/Copper

White Bronze

Zinc

Zinc Alloy

Zinc Iron

Zinc-Cobalt Alloy

Zinc-Nickel Alloy

Plating Characteristics

Appearance improvementChemical resistance

Close tolerance

Corrosion resistance

Cosmetic

Decorative

Electrically conductive

EMI/RFI shielding

Impact resistant

Lubrication

Non reflective

Part resizing

Precision

Protective

Reflective

Wear resistant

Weather proofing

Production Volume

PrototypesLow volume

Short runs

High volumes – 2500 lbs of parts

Plating Processes

ElectroplatingElectroless plating

Immersion

Capabilities

Barrel tanksRack tanks

Small, Big barrels

Application Process

Overall

Pre-plating operations

Acid rinseSolvent degreasing

Stripping

Scrub tank

Spray washing

Thermal cleaning

Pre-bake stress relief

Mask threads

Plugging Holes

Racking

Passivation

Polishing

Glass bead blasting

Post-plating operations

Chromate dip

Hydrogen Embrittlement

Supplmentary Rust Inhibitor (oil)

Testing ability

AdhesionCoating thickness

Corrosion resistance

Visual

Monthly Salt Spray Testing – Outsource

Hydrogen Embrittlement Test

Secondary Services

Drop ShippingWelding (repairs before)

Special wrapping and packaging

Industries Served

AerospaceArchitectural

Biomedical

Electronics

Marine

Medical

Military

Optical

Semiconductor

Chemical

Defense

Communication

Studio Equipment

Movie Industry

Car Restoration

Interior Decorators

General Contractors

Pharmaceutical

Telecommunications

Machine Shops

Auto/Truck/Transportation Missing

Applications

BearingsDie casting

Molding

Signage

Busbar

Fasteners

Musical instruments

Pharmaceutical

Coating Standards:

Process

Specifications

Black Oxide

MIL-C-13924C, MIL-F-495E, MIL-STD-171EClass 1 for Steel

Class 3 and 4 for Stainless Steel

Cadmium

AMS-QQ-P-416 B, QQ-P-416F, AMS2400U, MIL-STD-171Supplementary chromates offered: Clear,

yellow (iridescent), olive drab, phosphate

Plating thicknesses offered:

Class 1: 0.0005 – 0.0008

Class 2: 0.0003 – 0.0006

Class 3:0.0002 – 0.0005

Chem-Film

MIL-C-5541E (also ROHS)Chromates offered: clear, heavy yellow, light yellow

Chrome

QQ-C-320BOptions offered: Type 1 and Type 2, Class 1

Copper

MIL-C-14550B, AMS 2418GPlating thicknesses offered:

Class 4: 0.0001 min.

Class 3: 0.0002 min.

Class 2: 0.0005 min.

Class 1: 0.001 min.

Electroless Nickel

MIL-C-26074E, AMS2404, AMS2405, ASTM B 733-90Classes offered: Class 1 – Class 4

Plating thicknesses offered:

Grade A: 0.001

Grade B: 0.0005

Grade C: 0.0008 – 0.001

Nickel-Bright

AMS-QQ-N-290A, MIL-STD-171EBright, Satin, and Polish finishes available

Thicknesses available: Grade A-G, 0.0001 – 0.0016

Passivate

AMS-2700 TYPE 1-VIII, QQ-P-35C,MIL-S-5002D, ASTM-A-967-96,

MIL-STD-171E, MIL-F-14072D,

ASTM380-96, all S/S

Phosphate

DOD-P-16232F, TT-C-490D,DTL-16232, MIL-P-16232,

Type ZClass 1,3

Silver

QQ-S-365D, AMS 2410, AMS2411D, EPB728,ASTM B 700-97, MIL-F-14072 M211, M311

Type 1 Matte

Type II Semi-Bright

Type III Bright

Grade A with tarnish resistor

Grade B without tarnish resistor

Plating thicknesses offered 0.0001 – 0.001

Solder(Tin Lead 60/40)

AMS-P-81728A, AMS-P-14072D

Tin Matte

MIL-T-10727C superceded by, ASTM B 545-97 type I, MIL-STD-171E

Tin Bright

MIL-T-10727C superceded by, ASTM B 545-97 type I

Zinc

ASTM-B-633-98, QQ-Z-325B, Also ROHSSupplementary chromates offered:

Clear, yellow(iridescent), olive drab, phosphate

Plating thicknesses offered under ASTM-B-633:

SC1:0.0002

SC2:0.0003

SC3:0.0005

SC4:0.0015

Plating thicknesses offered under QQ-Z-325 and MIL-STD-171:

Class1: 0.001

Class2: 0.0005

Class3: 0.0002

 

polished brasssatin nickel