Electroplating

 

Electroplating is a cost effective manner of giving an inexpensive metal the appearance of an expensive metal or giving it different surface appearances than it would normally have.  It is the process of chemical-electrodeposition of a layer of metal, over a previously prepared substrate.

Substrates

Ace can plate on the following raw substrates: Cold Rolled Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Zinc, and Zinc Die Casts.  Only certain finishes can be plated onto Hot Rolled Steel.

Fixturing

Ace has flexible fixturing options for your parts.  We offer rack, wire, and barrel plating.

Finishes

Ace Industries offers a wide variety of plated finishes and textures including:

Brass Bronze Copper Nickel Chrome
Polished Brass* Polished Bronze* Polished Copper* Polished Nickel* Bright Chrome*
Satin Brass Satin Bronze Satin Copper Satin Nickel Satin Chrome
Brushed Brass Brushed Bronze Brushed Copper Brushed Nickel Brushed Chrome
Polished Antique Brass* Antique Bronze Antique Copper Black Nickel*
Satin Antique Brass (Satin Old English) Oil Rubbed Bronze Oil Rubbed Copper Satin Antique Nickel (Satin Nickel Flemish)
Bright Nickel Brass* Pewter
* Polished and Bright finishes are not available for Hot Rolled Steel Substrates

 

Capabilities

Our facility contains some of the largest plating tanks in the county giving us the ability to plate parts that most others can’t.

Brass Bronze Copper Nickel Chrome
Length 114” 39” 114” 170” 90”
Width 24” 24” 24” 24” 24”
Depth 39” 36” 39” 36” 40”

** All Aluminum substrates are limited to 35″ x 35″ x 24″.  All Stainless Steel substrates are limited to 30″ x 30″ x 24″.

Protective Coatings

Most finishes require a clear protective coating to be applied over the plated finish to protect it from corrosion and tarnishing which causes discoloration.  Most plating companies only offer one type of clear coat.  Due to the other coating processes we provide, Ace is able to offer the following clear coatings over your plated finish:  clear or tinted lacquer, clear or tinted e-coating, and clear or translucent powder coating.

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