Metal Plating for Electronics
Metal plating and finishing for electronic parts requires a high level of detail control. When it comes to the plating of small parts and pieces used in electrical connectors, conductors, semiconductors, switches, and more, the name Summit stands synonymous with quality, dependability, and value. Our ability to plate parts with uncompromising consistency and accuracy begins with proper substrate cleaning and surface preparation using environmentally friendly, highly effective procedures.
Summit Plated parts for a variety of Electronics industries.
Summit has perfected a range of continuous-stock and individual-part plating processes that deliver the functional quality, finish diversity, and cost economies necessary to stay competitive in the global electronics market. Industries that utilize our plated parts in electronics include aerospace, automotive, medical, marine, communications, battery, gas & oil, and more.
Plating and finishing metals most commonly used for electronics part plating include:
Gold Plating: Providing superior solderability, strong bonding characteristics, and most notably very low contact resistance
Silver Plating: Providing excellent thermal conductivity and lubricity, along with high electrical conductivity
Nickel Plating: Providing excellent wear and corrosion resistance, and serving as an effective barrier layer
Tin: Providing exceptional solderability and good corrosion resistance
Tin Alloys: Providing tin-associated characteristics without problematic “tin whisker” protrusions.
Zinc Nickel: Providing corrosion barrier protection with enhanced surface durability
Typical components we can and have plated for use in the Electronics industry include:
- Electric transistors
- Conductors and semi-conductors
- Electronic power switches and rheostats
- Circuit contacts components
- Connectors and fasteners
- Computer components