Aerospace Plating Services

We offer a complete suite of NADCAP and AS9100 approved plating  services across the United States.

 

Valence is the industry leader in quality for precision components in the aerospacesatellite and electronics / medical device industries. With unique selective plating and precision masking techniques for critical plated components, we are the leading plater for satellite and UAV applications, including a proprietary process for precision internal plating of waveguides.

 

We offer integrated honing and grinding capabilities to complement our cadmium and chrome plating.

 

Plating is a surface covering in which a metal is deposited on a conductive surface. Electroplate is used for corrosion inhibition, to improve solderability, to harden, to improve wear ability, to reduce friction, to improve paint adhesion, to alter conductivity or for radiation shielding.

 

Using best practice plating technology, Valence Surface Technologies provides numerous plating services:

Plating Services

Cadmium Plating

Cadmium plating is a tough and versatile coating.

Chrome Plating
Chromium plating is effective at providing excellent hardness and lubricity, reducing friction, minimizing wear, and preventing galling.
Gold Plating

Gold plating advantages include good corrosion resistance, good solderability, and, when alloyed with cobalt, it has very good wear resistance. Gold is commonly used in electrical switch contacts, connector pins and barrels, and other applications where intermittent electrical contact occurs. It is also used as a radiation shield, in infrared reflectors and satellite electronic housings. Valence also offers immersion gold plating.

Manganese Phosphate

Manganese phosphate coating is a conversion coating, the formulation of which contains a manganese salt, phosphoric acid and an accelerator. This process is done under high temperature, and produces a surface that has good corrosion and wear resistance. Manganese phosphate coatings can retain oil and other lubricants.

Nickel Sulfamate

Nickel sulfamate is a plating process that provides a highly ductile plating surface with low internal stress.

Ti-Cad Plating
Ti-Cad or titanium cadmium plating is a titanium cadmium combination plating that provides corrosion resistance on high strength steel applications.
Valence performs all of these services to the highest degree of care, with approvals for most prime and military specifications. View our specs here.

Plating Tank Sizes

 

Valence Wichita L Valence Garden Grove L
Cadmium Types I, II, III 4′ Copper Plate 2′
Electroless Ni-Mid 4′ Electroless Ni- Hi Phos 6′
Electroless Ni-Hi Phos 2.5′ Electroless Ni- Low phos 3′
Hard Chrome 14′ Electroless Ni- Mid phos 7.5′
Hard Chrome 7′ Gold Immersion 2′
TiCad 4′ Gold Plate – Grade A Type lll 2′
Gold Plate – Grade C, Type II 3.5′
Gold Plate – Grade D, Type I, Type II 1.5′
Gold Strike 3′
Nickel Plate – Bright /Semi Bright 4.5′
Nickel Plate – Semi Bright 4.5′
Nickel Sulfamate 4.5′
Silver Plate – Semi Bright 3.5′
Sliver Plate – Matte 5′
Tin Plate 4.5′
Tin/Lead Plate (60/40) 3′
Tin/Lead Plate (90/10-95/5) 2.5′
NDT
Shot Peen + Blast
Chemical Processing
Plating
Painting + Spray Coatings
Other Services