Cadmium Plating St Louis
Those looking to maintain cathodic protection of steel and corrosion resistance would benefit from cadmium plating, although the process can be somewhat high in toxicity. Acting sacrificially so substrate materials won’t corrode quickly, plating this to malleable iron or copper allows preservation of the core material while chromate conversion processes can place protective coatings over plated cadmium. Contact our metal plating shop today to get a free estimate on cadmium plating.
What is Cadmium Plating?
Using an electrolyte solution comprising of cadmium salts formed in vats or barrels, cadmium can be electrodeposited onto substrate (main) metals like steel, copper, iron and other powdered metals. In metal plating cadmium, mechanically energized glass beads deposit cadmium onto substrates through a turning process that mixes metal, water, glass beads and other proprietary chemicals. Vacuum and ion deposition involves heating cadmium until it basically vaporizes, then those vapors ‘sweat’ onto metal which forms a high-quality coating. Passivation is another uncommon cadmium plating method.
Although major automotive manufacturers stopped cadmium plating, many fabricating companies like Commercial Plating Company keep the process alive due to its ability to add anti-corrosive properties to metals.
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Benefits of Cadmium Plating:
- Offers an impeccable bonding surface for adhesives used in aircraft metals
- Has a low electrical resistance
- Galvanizes favorably w/ aluminum & aluminum alloys
- Offers superior lubricity as opposed to other softer metals
Purposes of Cadmium Plating
Much like tin, plating cadmium to substrate metals offers superior defense against corrosion while electrodeposited cadmium forms an excellent surface coating when paired with naturally glossy metals. Because of its propensity to sublimation and sporadic formation of whiskers in aerospace metals, cadmium plating is rarely used for space-bound metals.
Consult with Commercial Plating Company to see if your next metal project would be suitable for cadmium plating processes we use. Call us at (314) 867-4212 with questions or consultation needs.
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