Silver Plating

Silver Plating Services at AFT

What is Silver Plating?

Silver electroplating is used in industrial applications, primarily for electrical connectors, because it has the highest electrical conductivity compared to other metals. It can be applied in both rack and barrel plating methods, specifying matte, semi-bright or bright finish, with or without a chromate post treatment to improve tarnish resistance. Plating specifications also designate the base coating to be applied under the plating, such as copper. 

Silver offers good corrosion resistance depending on the base metal. It can tarnish easily, but has the ability to be sealed with an anti-tarnish to slow the process. Solderability is excellent, but will decrease with age. Silver has excellent lubricity and smear characteristics for anti-galling uses on static seals and bushings.

AFT's Silver Plating Production Capabilities

  • Rack and Barrel plating capacity
  • Over 20 years producing high-quality plating
  • Especially proficient in silver plating stainless steel parts for fast turn time
  • Extremely competitive pricing based upon our experience and proficiency
  • Average turn time on silver is 2-4 days after receipt of product

Silver Plating Specifications

  • MIL-QQ-S-365
  • Type I Silver Plating - Matte
  • Type II Silver Plating - Semi-Bright
  • Type III Silver Plating - Bright

Silver Plating Grades

Grade A: With Supplementary Tarnish-Resistant Treatment
Grade B: Without Supplementary Tarnish-resistant Treatment

Can Meet Most Private Specs
Base Metals Plated: Mild Steel, Stainless, Copper, Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, and Strip and Re-Plate of Electrical Parts

Purchase from AFT or Supply Your Own Parts

When having parts silver plated at our metal finishing facility, AFT offers customers the option to either supply their own parts or purchase them directly through AFT. In most circumstances, buying the parts directly from AFT can be significantly less expensive due to lower shipping costs and our competitive pricing.

We offer low minimums, and turn-around times are typically within 7 days. Please contact us with any questions or to request a quote.

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