Manufacturers of connectors, capacitors, and many other electrical components continuously search for innovative ways to reduce costs, making reduction of precious metal usage of paramount importance.
Limiting precious metals such as gold and palladium to critical locations greatly reduces the amount of precious metal used during the electroplating process, which thereby reduces costs. Constantly escalating prices of gold, palladium, silver, and other metals have made precious metal conservation essential.
With selective spot plating, Precious Plate will engineer gold, palladium, or silver plating processes to your specific plating needs, achieving significant savings over standard selective plating processes. Precious Plate utilizes the unique selective spot plating equipment designs provided by its sister company, Precision Process Inc.
Using proprietary technology, Precious Plate can apply spot placement of +/- .004 (0.1 mm) on location with a repeatable progression at full-line speed. We can plate one side or both sides of a part and will work with your designers and engineers to optimize precious metal consumption.
Selective spot plating on flat-stock
With the addition of a pilot hole, Precious Plate has the capability to apply discrete spots on pre-plated unstamped flat-stock. This technique is especially useful when selective gold deposits are required in recessed areas that may be difficult to selectively plate after stamping.
Selective spot plating for tin and tin/lead plating
Selective spot plating is also suitable for tin and tin/lead plating where finished parts require over-molding. The minimization of the plated area significantly reduces migration of melted tin and tin/lead that may cause electrical shorts.
Why selective spot plating?
More and more customers have switched to selective spot plating because of its ability to reduce precious metal consumption, and in turn reduce their overall precious metal costs.
Metals used with selective spot plating
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