A square graphic from the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements displays the letters Ag, the symbol for Silver.

Silver Electroplating

Silver Electroplating: cost efficient and effective

Silver Electroplating from Summit offers  cost-efficient aesthetic and functional enhancements on industrial parts and wire.

Our Silver Plated surfaces can be formulated to deliver a wide range of finishes, tensile properties, durability levels, and performance advantages. Because Silver can tarnish over time, we also offer anti-tarnish coating for programs where appearance is an important role of a part’s function.

Silver Electroplating Industrial parts provides advantages that include:

Electrical Conductivity: Greatly enhanced Electrical Conductivity makes silver the ideal choice when dependable but efficient  conductivity is required. Aerospace and electronics professionals often choose silver plating of key components for this very reason.

Thermal Conductivity: Excellent Thermal Conductivity make Silver Plating a preferred surface choice when exposure to high and fluctuating temperatures is expected. Automobile manufacturers often use silver for the durability enhancement it offers.

Corrosion-resistance: Silver Electroplating at Summit adds a durable, wear-resistant coating to many metal substrates. Even when applied as a thin layer, Silver offers cost-efficient corrosion resistant on “common material” parts.

Antibacterial: Because silver is a Noble metal, Silver Plating thwarts the growth of bacteria and potentially harmful organisms. Silver Electroplate is therefore an excellent option for coating medical tools and devices that come in contact with the human body.

Light weight: Despite its durability, Silver Plating adds very little weight.

Adhesion improvement:  Silver Plating improves solder-ability,  providing a stronger hold for multi-component attachment.

Silver plating to meet strict industrial specifications.

Summit Silver Electroplating meets Certification Requirements mandated by highly technical and monitored industries. These Requirements  dictate standards for plating finish, thickness, texture and functional performance. Silver Specifications Summit conforms to include:

MIL-QQ-S-365 was the “federal standard” before ASTM B700 was established. Because MIL-QQ-S-36 mandates a minimum plating thickness of 0.0005 inches is still used in many engineering applications where silver plating is needed to improve physical function characteristics.

ASTM replaced Federal Silver Standard MIL-QQ-S-365. ASTM B700 is mandated for many engineering applications, setting minimum standards for silver plating material purity. ASTM is divided into 3 “silver purity” categories:

  • ASTM B700 | Type I: Silver content of at least 99.9%
  • ASTM B700 | Type II: Silver content of at least 99.0%
  • ASTM B700 | Type III: Silver content of at least 98.0%

ASTM B 298
ASTM B 298 is a specification that Summit achieves for silver electroplating on copper wire used in electrical applications. ASTM B 298 sets standards tensile strength, electrical resistivity, plating weight, and plating thickness.

Silver Plating to meet diverse industry needs.

All combined, the cost and performance enhancements of Silver Electroplating Industrial parts make it a preferred surface choice for circuit connectors, fiber optic cables, medical devices, and performance critical parts used in  Aerospace, Automotive, Telecommunications, and Consumer Goods.

Summit Silver Electroplating capabilities at a glance

Continuous Pre-Stamped Parts
Continuous Stock
Loose Parts
Spec Compliance
ASTM B 298
ASTM B 700

Contact Summit Plating

Learn how Summit Plating can improve your bottom line — contact us by phone or email to request a no hassle QUOTE today! We look forward to assisting you.

“We appreciate your trust, respect your time, and look forward to helping you discover a better electroplating solution for your next project!”

Leeza Day —
Management, Summit

(860) 283-4391

fax (860) 283-4010

1430 Waterbury Road
Thomaston, CT 06787