S E C Plating has developed several cost-effective electroplating processes to ensure that every customer receives the quality finish they expect from an industry leader.
Reel plating is the surface coating of flat strips, stamped or preformed electrical contacts attached to a carrier strip in continuous lengths. High speed electrochemical and electroplating processes are used together with high speed chemical engineering such as jetting-in-air plating technology. The entire surface, otherwise small discrete selective areas, on the strip or contacts maybe plated. Solid strips, connectors, semi-conductors and superconductors are some examples of component parts that can be plated in reel form. The same plating thickness can be achieved along the entire length of the strip or from contact to contact.
Barrel plating is a mass finishing operation whereby the job parts are placed in a slow rotating barrel immersed in an electroplating bath. This allows larger volume production and increased throughput. The variation of coating thickness from job part to job part within the same barrel can be quite small. This processing method may not be suitable for coating certain large or delicate job parts.
In Rack plating job parts are ‘hung’ on a metal rack (fixture) and get transported through the different stages of pre-treatment, electroplating and post-treatment. These job parts can be large and robust or small and delicate. The point of contact on the job part by the rack, unless it is being altered periodically during the process, can be left without much coating if any.
Selective plating is the plating of isolated or selected areas on a component part or a continuous strip of preformed components or flat material. This is achieved by brush/stylus contact or one of a number of non-conductive masking techniques. These techniques can be applied in stationary or mobile mode.
Teflon coatings maybe applied by spraying, electrostatic spray, airless spray, dip or flow coating onto fine bead blasted surfaces. Multiple coatings may also be applied. This is followed by a very important step of curing at a prescribed temperature and duration to sinter, melt flow or set the Teflon film. This is one of the most important steps in yielding an optimum performing Teflon coating.
NEDOX process involves the fusing of metallic alloys with suitable proprietary fluoropolymer blends under controlled conditions to produce a synergistic coating.
Clean Room Processing
S E C Plating is equipped with an operating theatre grade Clean Room that is certified to class ISO 7. Straight protocols are followed in the handling of equipment and job parts in this Clean Room by trained operators. Job parts may be cleaned to meet any specified surface tension requirements and then vacuum sealed and packed to conform to customer requirements.
Contact Us For Complete Details
For complete details on any of our surface finishing processes, get in touch with a company representative today. We can work closely with you to determine the most appropriate solution to your unique application requirements.
There are numerous applications for our Coatings and Processes. Please follow this link to find helpful recommendations for your applications.
Australia S E C Plating Pty Ltd has developed a comprehensive range of durable coatings that suits your product needs.
Get in touch with a representative from S E C Plating today and learn more about the range of products and services we offer in electroplating.