Silver Plating

Our Silver Department offers Silver Plating that conforms to the Federal Specification QQ-S-365 as well as many company specifications and the AMS and ASTM specifications.

Our Silver Plating is:

  • Solderable
  • High Purity
  • Highly Conductive (both Electrical and Thermal)

Silver Plating at Precious Metals Plating




Applications:

Silver is used in various applications:


  • Electrical (Contact Pins, Buss Bars, etc.)
  • Bearing Surfaces (Silver has excellent lubricity)

As with our other processes, we are capable of processing a wide variety of parts from miniature contacts and parts up to 30 inches. This includes barrel Plating (conventional and vibratory) and racking/wiring.

Commonly used specifications:


QQ-S-365


  • Type I - Matte finish
  • Type II – Semi-bright Finish
  • Type III – Bright finish
  • Grade A - With supplementary anti-tarnish treatment
  • Grade B - Without supplemental treatment






ASTM B700


  • Type 1 - 99.9% minimum purity
  • Type 2 - 99.0% minimum purity
  • Type 3 - 98.0% minimum purity
  • Grade A - Matte finish
  • Grade B - Bright finish
  • Grade C - Bright finish achieved by polishing
  • Grade D - Semi-bright finish
  • Class N - No supplemental anti-tarnish treatment
  • Class S - With supplemental anti-tarnish treatment


AMS 2410


  • 950F post-bake for 20 to 60 minutes


AMS 2411


  • 900F post-bake for 2 hours - low alloy steel
  • 1200F post-bake for 2 hours - stainless steel
  • 1400F post-bake for 2 hours – inconel


AMS 2412


  • 300F to 500F post-bake for 2 hours