Gold Plating in Portland OR
Decorative Metal Coatings Company is an industry leader in functional Gold Plating in Portland OR. Our fifteen years of expertise in providing precision barrel, rack, and vibratory gold plating services is currently employed in numerous industries.
Decorative Metal Coatings offers a complete range of Gold Plating services including Type I, II and III purity deposits in both soft and hard gold formulations. Decorative Metal Coatings has the ability to underplate with our various nickel plating services including both bright electrolytic nickel, sulfamate electrolytic nickel and electroless nickel deposits as well as copper plating or silver plating if required.
Gold Plating Services in Portland OR
Gold Plating has excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, offers exceptional solderability and is a superb reflector of infrared radiation. In addition, gold is a noble metal that does not oxidize or chemically react under normal conditions. For this reason gold plating it is an exceptional choice for numerous engineering requirements where electrical conductivity (especially at low voltages), solderability and corrosion resistance are design requirements.
Decorative Metal Coatings offers Gold Plating services in both 99.7% pure “hard” gold and 99.9% pure soft gold electrodeposits. Hard gold plating services are commonly employed in applications where repeated sliding or connection wear is a design consideration such as in female to male interconnect pins or sprung contacts. Artistic Plating offers hard gold plating that is alloyed with a small amount of cobalt to achieve the required deposit properties.
Soft Gold Plating services are commonly used where the highest of gold purity is required for soldering, bonding, high temperature or high corrosion resistance applications. The soft gold plating deposit provides an extremely pure deposit of gold, which maintains the low hardness, and high corrosion resistance of gold consistent with its elemental form. Soft gold plating is preferred for high-temperature applications due to the fact that alloying elements of hard gold plating can oxidize at elevated temperatures.
The appearance gold plating is very much a function of the underplate that is applied prior to deposition of the final gold layer. If a matte nickel such as sulfamate nickel is applied, the final gold deposit will have more of a matte appearance. If a brightened nickel such as bright electrolytic nickel is utilized, the gold plating will have a bright appearance. As with any deposit, the luster of the basic material has a large degree of impact in the luster of the final gold plating.
Gold Plating Company
Decorative Metal Coatings provides expertise in Gold Plating services to fulfill even the most demanding applications. The following points highlight why Decorative Metal Coatings is a leader in Gold Plating in Portland OR:
- Competitive Pricing: Decorative Metal Coatings has been providing quality gold plating services for over fifty years. Competitive pricing in gold plating services is paramount to gaining and maintaining our customers in today’s competitive global marketplace.
- Value Added: Artistic prides itself on meeting our customer’s needs.
About Decorative Metal Coatings:
We take pride in providing an excellent and timely service to our customers of Portland OR that will result in superior finished products and guaranteed satisfaction. In order to ensure you of this, we guarantee that all of our finished products are of the finest quality. We offer a guarantee like this because we are confident that you will be pleased with the finished product.