Value Added through Electroplating Process - Overview of Applications

Posted by Jeff Smith | Jul 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM | 5 Comments

Electro-Spec has been providing award winning electroplating and electroless plating services to customers for over five decades.  This includes applications for lifesaving and safety critical components.  Plating is available in precious and semi-precious materials including gold, silver, nickel, copper, Tri-M3TM (Tri-Alloy), electroless and electrolytic nickel. This short article discusses these plating options, as well as their benefits and examples of industries that they are often found of use within.


Electro-Spec, Inc. Is One Of Top Finishing Shops In U.S.

Posted by Jeff Smith | Jun 2, 2015 11:42:00 AM | 1 Comment

Products Finishing magazine names Electro-Spec to the ‘Top Shops” list

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Electro-Spec, Inc. has been named one of the best finishing shops in the U.S., according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938.


What Type of Nickel Plating is Best for my Application?

Posted by Jeff Smith | Jan 13, 2015 11:56:00 AM | 2 Comments

Plating protects metal surfaces, increasing their hardness, tensile strength and applies an aesthetic quality. When seeking appropriate plating for a specific project, you’ll find that there are a number of nickel plating types and options to consider.

So how does one determine exactly which plating is best for your particular situation? The first item to consider is the application.

Generally speaking, if a conductive surface doesn’t require a high corrosion or wear resistance but needs a bright sheen or low-stress layer, then electrolytic plating will be the most efficient process.

However, if the application requires very high corrosion or wear resistance, it’s likely that electroless plating is a better choice.