Selective stripe plating offers a cost-effective solution for selective plating of stamped parts and flat-stock material. This proven process provides plating of gold, palladium, silver, tin, and other metals for electrical connectors and a wide variety of other components.
How selective stripe plating works
After Precious Plate designs your reel-to-reel plating process and then pre-treats and undercoats your reel of stamped parts or flat stock material, selective stripe plating begins.
Selective stripe plating belts or wheels specific to your part will be designed in conjunction with Precious Plate’s sister company, Precision Process Inc. They will mask the parts in all locations except the areas that require selective plating. Within the cell, stripes of gold, palladium or other metals are applied only to the exposed critical areas.
If selective plating of more than one type of metal is required, the selective plating process is repeated for each metal. Multiple stripes of various metals can be applied to each side of the part. This can be accomplished by a single pass through the reel to reel plating line.
Benefits of selective stripe plating
- Selective stripe plating reduces the amount of precious metal used in the selective plating process
- Selective stripe plating is a proven, low-risk selective plating process
- Selective stripe plating provides plating deposits only in required areas with tight tolerance control
Metals used in selective stripe plating