Midwest Plating Company specializes in the plating of aluminum and copper bar, extrusions, connectors and fasteners. Capabilities include tin plating (both alstan and zincate processes) on copper and aluminum material.
Our state-of-the-art technology at Midwest Plating can accommodate large-scale aluminum plating jobs of busbar up to 13 feet in length and is capable of plating several hundreds of pounds per hour. We also offer smaller scale metal finishing in barrels for various electrical components.
Tin is a low-cost alternative to the use of toxic materials including Lead. The electrical industry utilizes tin in various components and applications such as breaker boxes and connectors.
Electroplating can also commonly be referred to as coating or finishing and is a process that applies a top coat to electrical connectors—providing exceptional corrosion protection. This finish can be either matte (dull) or bright (shiny). Depending on your business needs, each finish has its own qualities. Midwest Plating Company can accommodate orders for both bright tin plating and matte tin plating.
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Benefits of Tin Plating
Tin is most commonly used in the manufacturing of components for the electrical industry because it offers many positive benefits including:
- Non-toxic and environmentally friendly
- High ductility and excellent solderability
- Protection from corrosion
- Available in a variety of finishes from matte gray to bright white depending on the process
- Low cost compared to other plating finishes