For over six decades Electro-Spec, Inc. has been providing award winning electroplating and electroless plating services to customers with demanding applications including lifesaving and safety critical parts. Plating is available in precious and semi-precious materials including gold, silver, nickel, copper, Tri-M3™ (Tri-Alloy), electroless and electrolytic nickel in thicknesses 5 to 500 µin. We plate over a number of non-ferrous and ferrous material substrates including brass, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel, phosphorous, and Kovar among others, on parts up to 12″ wide. Available methods include barrel, wire, selective, vibratory, and fully automated PLC controlled high speed rack capabilities. We are proud to offer the specially designed Spouted Bed Electrode (SBE) electroplating process for micro-sized active components less than 1 cm in size. Our specialized micro miniature plating capabilities cater to this new generation of parts without the issues traditionally associated with plating mini components.

Developed pre-plating operations include vacuum vapor degreasing, and special cleaning. Our plating is a cost effective and reliable way to impart an abrasion, chemical, temperature and corrosion resistant protective coating, as well as EMI/RFI shielding and longevity. All work takes place in our newly expanded, state-of-the-art ISO certified facility, with available real time monitoring and control during all phases of production. For more information about our electroplating services or the other high quality metal treatment options please see the table below or contact us directly.

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Capabilities

Finishes
Indiana

Gold
Silver
Nickel
Electroless Nickel
White Bronze (Tri-M3)
Copper
Passivation

South Carolina

Gold
Nickel
Electroless Nickel
White Bronze (Tri-M3)
Copper
Zinc
Matte Tin
Passivation
Bright Tin

Substrates
Indiana

BeCu
Brass
Phosphorous Bronze
TeCu
Copper
Carbon Steel
Leaded Steel
Stainless Steel
Kovar
Invar
Nickel
Spring Steel
Molybdenum
Elkonite
Alloy 42
Inconel

South Carolina

BeCu
Brass
Phosphorous Bronze
TeCu
Copper
Carbon Steel
Leaded Steel
Stainless Steel
Kovar
Invar
Nickel
Spring Steel
Molybdenum
Elkonite
Alloy 42
Inconel
Zinc Diecast

Plating Characteristics
Indiana

High Reliability
Safety Critical
Life Altering
Life Saving
Abrasion Resistant
Chemical Resistant
Corrosion Resistant
EMI/RFI Shielding
Impact Resistance
Lubrication
Protective
Temperature Resistant
Wear Resistant

South Carolina

High Reliability
Safety Critical
Life Altering
Life Saving
Abrasion Resistant
Chemical Resistant
Corrosion Resistant
EMI/RFI Shielding
Impact Resistance
Lubrication
Protective
Temperature Resistant
Wear Resistant

Processes
Indiana

Electroplating
Electroless
Cleaning
Heat Treating
Annealing
Vacuum Vapor Degreasing
Bright Dipping

South Carolina

Electroplating
Electroless
Cleaning
Heat Treating
Annealing
Vacuum Vapor Degreasing
Bright Dipping

Methods
Indiana

Barrel
Rack
Wire
Vibratory
Selective (Gold)
SBE (Spouted Bed Electrode)

South Carolina

Barrel
Rack
Wire
Vibratory
High Speed Rack Plating (Nickel)

Sizes
Plating Thickness - Indiana

5 to 500 µ”

Plating Thickness - South Carolina

5 to 500 µ”

Part Width/Size - Indiana

Up to 12″

Part Width/Size - South Carolina

Up to 12″

Producton
Volume/Capacity - Indiana

1 to 10,000,000 pcs
Prototype to large volume

Volume/Capacity - South Carolina

1 to 10,000,000 pcs
Prototype to large volume

Typical Lead Times - Indiana

3 to 5 days
Kanban/Inventory Management

Typical Lead Times - South Carolina

3 to 5 days
Kanban/Inventory Management

Quality
Inspection/Testing Capabilities - Indiana

Microscope (Visual up to 500x)
Plug/Ring Gages
X-Ray Fluorescence
Cross Sectioning
Hardness
Solderability
Nitric Vapor
Sweat
Bake
Adhesion
Purity
Steam Age
Ammonium Sulfide
Copper Sulfate
Potassium Hydroxide
Heat Quench
ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma)
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy

Inspection/Testing Capabilities - South Carolina

Microscope (Visual up to 500x)
Plug/Ring Gages
X-Ray Fluorescence

Solderability
Nitric Vapor
Sweat
Bake
Adhesion
Purity

Ammonium Sulfide
Copper Sulfate
Potassium Hydroxide
Heat Quench
ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma)
Scanning Electron Microscopy

Quality Control - Indiana

Statistical Process Cycle
Traceability
PFMEA
PPAP
Control Plans
APQP
8D
Process Validations
Lean Six Sigma
Certificates of Conformance
Failure/Metallurgical Analysis

Quality Control - South Carolina

Statistical Process Cycle
Traceability
PFMEA
PPAP
Control Plans
APQP
8D
Process Validations
Lean Six Sigma
Certificates of Conformance
Failure/Metallurgical Analysis

Industry Focus
Indiana

Aerospace
Medical
Telecommunication
Military
Battery
Automotive
Nuclear
Alternative Energy

South Carolina

Aerospace
Medical
Telecommunication
Military
Battery
Automotive
Nuclear
Alternative Energy

Certifications
Indiana

ISO 9001
AS 9100
ISO 14001
ISO 13485
NADCAP
Lockheed
Raytheon
Honeywell

South Carolina

ISO 9001
AS 9100
10 CFR Part 50 (Nuclear)

Industry Standards
Indiana

ASTM
Mil-Spec
AMS
RoHS
EEIC
REACH
Conflict Minerals

South Carolina

ASTM
Mil-Spec
AMS
RoHS
EEIC
REACH
Conflict Minerals