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Gold Plating

Gold is a noble metal and is excellent metal plating for protection of surfaces subject to extreme heat and humidity. It offers the best non corrosive surfaces that are extremely heat resistant, which has led to its use in the Aerospace industry. Most space vehicular parts are coated in pure Gold or made with Gold Alloys, to help them endure the stress of travel into space. It has a high conductive trait that has made its way into the electrical and electronics arenas.

Gold, being precious, is not exactly an affordable choice when it comes to industrial use. This is why we offer you Zero wastage electroplating with the least Gold to Surface area ratio. Our24kt Gold Plating is 95% recoverable at any point of time in the future. Recovery can also be 100%, albeit at more expensive procedures.

The 24kt Gold plating thickness from the innovative Nano Tech Gold Deposition (NTGD) technology we use is between 0.3 microns to 15 microns. This coverage makes it extremely cost effective for covering large surfaces, especially those that will not be under direct handling. This has made us very popular in the Golden Temple Architecture industry, as most projects are done with the kind donations of the devotees.

Silver Plating

Silver is one of the most conductive metals known to mankind and has applications in the Communications sector. Due its high value as being a precious metal, silver electroplating is also employed in the Jewellery, tableware and décor industries. Silver also possesses Anti Microbial properties, making it ideal for plating tableware and other utilities that make for a healthy household. Its reflective and photosensitive properties, has led to use in the field of photography.

We offer Silver plating from thicknesses of 1 micron to upto 20 microns. There are two methods employed in silver plating here.

For large quantities of smaller pieces we employ the Barrel method, where the pieces are arrayed and fixed inside a cage like structure which is submerged in the electrolytic bath. The other is the Rack method, used for larger, singular pieces, where the pieces are tied to a rack and dipped into the Silver ionic solution. The former method offers even toned finish and smoother surfaces and is ideal for precision plating of Silver.

Although Silver is a noble metal, it is still susceptible to oxidation and subsequent corrosion. To mitigate this damage, we offer lacquering services from light lacquer to hard, depending on usage and exposure time of the plated component or product.

Nickel Plating

Nickel is one of the hardest metals available to the electroplating industry. Nickel finds usage where is high level of corrosion and wear resistance has to be provided. It is increasingly in usage in the automobile and communications industries.

While many are aware of the decorative plating element in the automobile industry, mainly used for creating modifications to the custom made orders, Nickel actually serves the purpose of adding on or layering on other metal surfaces or substrates, to increase the thickness. The finished product has more durability and stress resistance. The Corrosion resistance is due to the micro crystalline structure that Nickel forms over the underlying metal, which is less porous and acts as a shield from the environment. Nickel can be manipulated into having a shiny, smooth surface for aesthetic purposes or matte surface for engineering purposes, which is more cost effective.

Nickel is often used as an undercoating for precious metal plating like silver and gold. The Nickel forms a barrier between the underlying material and the precious metals, preventing the ions from migrating between layers. This increases the life of the particular product or surface.

Copper Plating

The metal copper is well known for its conductive properties and is in prevalent use in electrical and electronics industries. The components from these industries also make their way into the automobile, energy and defence sectors.

Copper Coating increase the life of any metal substrate that it is coated on, by increasing malleability and providing a protective layer. Its workability makes it excellent to even plate over non metallic surfaces. It is a corrosion deterrent especially when coated on steel and iron metal substrates. It creates a smooth surface and can be used as an undercoating while opting for other metal plating with harder metals like Nickel and Aluminium. Copper is can be readily sourced and is significantly cheaper, and is an effective alternative to Silver plating, in most cases of Industrial use. Copper also has anti-microbial properties that can be employed in creating healthy table and dining ware.

We offer different types of Copper plating with varying thicknesses from 1-30 microns which can be achieved in a Copper Acid Bath. We also have a Heavy deposition Copper bath which can increase layer thickness from anywhere between 300 microns, to up to 400 microns.

The copper metal used is of finest quality, sourced from ethical suppliers.

Will a Gold Electroplating Coating Wear Off?

While gold plating gives long-lasting results, the coating can wear off ultimately, mainly when in contact with harsh objects or environments. Generally, the heavier the layer, the longer it will last. However, the good news is compelling gold re-plating is entirely possible.

Is Gold electroplating Services Gold is different from other gold solutions?

Gold electroplating Plating Services gold solutions are unique and different from other solutions in the market. There are three primary reasons:

  1. Lower cost than actual gold. You can buy a cheaper gold solution weighing the only volume of the solution, but if you see how much you are actually spending per gram of gold, it can be much more costly.
  2. Almost all gold solutions available in the market are either a low quality Or an industrial-grade gold solution that makes it seem cheaper. But in Gold Plating Services, the type of industrial standard gold plating solutions are used in commercial plating.
  3. Gold electroplating requires much technical support. 

How long does gold electroplating last on an item after being plated?

If the object is an ornamental item that is never touched, it will stay gold plated endlessly. If it were something like an engagement ring that is in daily use, it would depend on how thick the gold is plated. If it were a thin plate, it could wear off in a very short time. 

How long does gold plating last before it starts fading?

The thickness is tested by how long the item is plated. If you had stopped plating quickly after the item turned to gold, that would be a very thin plate. If you spent multiple minutes plating that same area, it would be very thick. The thicker gold lasts longer.

Is the material of Gold is magnetic?

Gold is in bulk form, as the metal in an engagement ring is not considered a magnetic material. Instead, it is labelled as “diamagnetic”, meaning that a magnetic field repels it but cannot form a permanent magnet.

Can gold electroplating apply to plastic?

No, gold electroplating needs a conductive surface for the electricity to flow through the object. Any non-conductive material, such as glass, must first be coated with a conductive material before they electroplated. Typically, conductive paint is allowed to dry after application. 

Does Gold Plating Provide Adequate Surface Protection?

One of the most significant benefits of gold electroplating is gold offers a better shield against corrosion than other types of metal plating.

Is Gold Electroplating applied With Other Metals?

Gold electroplating is a common industrial practice. Other gold alloys can be used for electroplating like gold-palladium, gold-cobalt, and even gold-silver on occasion.

To what type of material silver plating is applied?

The Liquid Silver Plating is applied to any base metal. If a strong finish on the item is plated already, you must remove that before beginning the Silver Plating process.

Is it safe to do Silver plating for Utensils like a spoon?

Yes, the silver plating solution is safe to use on silverware. It is a water-based solution.

What is the difference between Silver plated jewellery and sterling silver jewellery?

Stirling silver is an alloy consisting of some parts of Silver and some parts of other metals, mostly copper. Silver-plated jewellery consists of a base metal, which is a non-precious metal that then has a very thin layer of Silver electrically plated over the surface.

How to check silver is real or plated?

By weight – real or pure silver is lighter than iron. If plating is done, the base material will be iron, so it will comparatively heavier than pure silver.

Is it safe to eat Silver plated food?

Yes. Silver isn’t toxic Silver has many good properties as a disinfectant, antibacterial, etc.

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