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Wire Plating

Wire forming piecesThe selection of a plating material and technique relies on the unique requirements of the application, such as the desired characteristics, budget constraints, and ecological factors. Also, it is crucial to prepare and clean the surface adequately before plating to ensure that the plated layer adheres well and has high quality.

Let Gall Machine enhance your materials with a range of plating materials including:

  • Zinc – barrel or rack
  • Zinc Di-Chromate (yellow)
  • Zinc – Clear – ROHS Compliant (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
  • Zinc – Black
  • Zinc – Olive Drab
  • Zinc – Nickel
  • Black Oxide
  • Passivation

Wire plating offers several advantages, including:

  • Corrosion Resistance: Plating a wire with a corrosion-resistant metal like zinc or nickel can protect it from rust and corrosion in harsh environments.
  • Conductivity: Adding a layer of highly conductive metal like silver or copper can improve the electrical conductivity of the wire, which is essential in applications such as electronics and electrical wiring.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Wire plating can also be done for decorative purposes, to give the wire a shiny or colored finish. This is often seen in jewelry-making or decorative wirework.
  • Solderability: Plating can improve the wire’s solderability, making electronic assembly easier.
  • Wear Resistance: Coating wires with materials such as chromium or tungsten carbide can increase their lifespan and improve wear resistance against friction or abrasion.

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