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Tin Plating Solutions for Copper Busbars
Tin is one of the most popular methods for plating copper busbars and we explain why in this article.
Nickel Plating Solutions for Copper Busbars
Nickel is one of the most popular methods for plating copper busbars and we explain why in this article.
Busbar Plating and Its Role in the Telecommunications Industry
Busbars are crucial to the telecommunications industry and require the right plating solution.
How Busbar Plating Contributes to Sustainable Energy Systems
With renewable energy becoming ever more important, quality busbar plating has never been more essential.
Significance of Busbar Plating in the Age of Electric Vehicles
With the use of electric vehicles on the rise, quality busbar plating has never been more important.
The Importance of Electroplating for Electric Cars
Electroplating plays a key role in the manufacture of electric cars, specifically regarding batteries and charging points.
Plating Onto Different Base Metals
Find out how metal plating can be applied to a wide variety of different substrate materials.
Rack Plating vs. Barrel Plating
In this article, we will explain what both of those methods are, when they are likely to be used, and explore the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Plating Cable Connectors for Outside Generators
Find out why outside generators require robust and durable cable connectors, with effective electroplating they can rely on.
Hardening Steel with Copper Plating
Find out why selective hardening of steel is essential in many industries and requires the application of copper plating
Plating Processes for the Military
In this article, we look at some of the ways in which electroplating can assist the oil and gas industry
Methods of Electroplating in the Oil and Gas Industry
In this article, we look at some of the ways in which electroplating can assist the oil and gas industry
A Brief Look at the Benefits of Plating on to Aluminium
Aluminium is one of the world’s most popular metals. It has its uses in practically every industry sector. It’s an extremely versatile metal, being both flexible and lightweight.
Electroless Nickel Plating vs. Electrolytic Nickel Plating
There are two main ways to plate your components with nickel – electrolytic and electroless – but which is better? In this article, we’re going to look at the two techniques and their respective benefits.
What Is Metal Finishing?
In this article we discuss some of the most common types of metal finishing and how it improves the substrate for future use.
5 Benefits of Aqua Blasting
Aqua blasting is an effective way to prepare your substrate for electro plating and finishing.
Beginner’s Guide to Tin Plating
When discussing the various metals used for electroplating components, tin is rarely one of the first that comes to mind. Find out how useful tin plating can be in this post.
Benefits of shot blasting
Shot blasting is an abrasive treatment used to prepare metal substrates prior to finishing.
How to protect against rust and corrosion
Of the various metal components that we are asked to plate or finish, some of the most common materials are iron and steel.
Feeling the Heat: The best metal finishes for high temperature applications
One of the most desirable qualities for a metal finish is heat resistance, since so many environments produce excessive amounts of heat, either through friction or energy loss.
The Uses and Benefits of Zinc Phosphate
With Alocrom 1200 being phased out for environmental reasons, we provide iridite NCP to do a similar job.
The Importance of Plating to Engineering
So many of the industries that require electroplating solutions involve engineering in some way. Much of the work we perform here at Karas Plating involves plating and finishing components to be used in some sort of engineering project.
Methods of Electroplating in the Aerospace Industry
The British aerospace industry is a multi-billion pound concern. It encompasses a wide range of sectors, including unmanned aircraft systems, aviation security, airport infrastructure, alternative aviation fuels, rotorcraft, and so much more.
The Importance of Electroplating in the Rail Industry
Like many industries across the UK, the British rail network depends on electroplating techniques on a day-to-day basis.
How to Finish Precision Parts
Many industry sectors utilise precision turned parts in their machinery and equipment. These components are usually made to order by precision engineers using incredibly-accurate laser measuring and cutting technology
Top Plating Solutions for Fasteners
Here at Karas Plating, we have been finishing and plating fasteners of every size and shape for more than 70 years. Our team of professional plating specialists are on hand to assist you in choosing the prefect finish for the job.
The Durability of Metal Plating Techniques
When choosing the right metal for your plating needs, you need to consider the particular qualities each one offers and how important they are to your finished product. A key consideration for many industry sectors is corrosion resistance.
Choosing Iridite NCP over Alocrom 1200
With Alocrom 1200 being phased out for environmental reasons, we provide iridite NCP to do a similar job.
Applying plating and finishes to stamped metal parts
Many companies use stamped metal parts as part of their manufacturing process. This involves sheets of metal being placed under a cutting press resulting in identical component pieces being made in a single motion.
The many benefits and applications of industrial silver plating
Industrial silver plating has been conducted since the mid-19th century. There is seemingly no industry sector that does not benefit from this process in some way.
Benefits of silver plating in the medical industry
The medical industry makes great use of many plating processes for various tools and devices. From electrical contacts in electronic equipment to sterile coatings for surgical implements, the applications are many and varied.
Beneath the silver lining: preparing your substrate for silver plating
Substrate is the name given to parts and components that clients wish to have silver plated. Literally translated as “lower layer”, substrate is the core material onto which the silver is applied.
Why silver might be a better plating proposition than other precious metals
Many of the industrial plating techniques we employ at Karas Plating involve the use of precious metals. Gold, copper and silver are among the most popular services we provide to businesses across the UK.
Comparing Bright Tin Plating to Dull Tin Plating
As any of our regular customers will be aware, there are many types of electroplating processes available here at Karas Plating. Choosing the right method for your components depends entirely on the qualities you expect from them.
Hidden extras: the many applications of manganese phosphate coating
Scientists, engineers, and technicians across the world have been working tirelessly for decades to create power generation techniques that utilise renewable energy – sun, wind, water, and so on.
A Fossil Fuel-Free Future: How Plating Is Used in Solar Panels
Scientists, engineers, and technicians across the world have been working tirelessly for decades to create power generation techniques that utilise renewable energy – sun, wind, water, and so on.
Think Zinc: the importance of zinc plating in combatting corrosion
As any of our regular customers will be aware, there are many types of electroplating processes available here at Karas Plating. Choosing the right method for your components depends entirely on the qualities you expect from them.
Tied to the rack or over a barrel? Your choice of plating techniques
When it comes to plating smaller components in bulk orders, there are a couple of options available. By far the most popular are barrel plating and rack plating.
Clearing your plate: substrate degreasing and cleaning processes
For the most part, the electroplating process is a simple one – particularly if you have more than seventy years of experience to fall back on like the team at Karas Plating.
A bright idea: the importance of bright tin plating in the electrical industry
Considering the important role they play in power distribution, they are a remarkably simple tool, being little more than strips of copper, aluminium, or brass designed to both conduct and ground electricity.
The hungry sea: the importance of high build copper plating in the petrochemical industry
Of the many commercial and industrial sectors we supply with high-quality plating solutions, the petrochemical industry presents some of the most unique challenges.
A coat of arms: the importance of anodising in the defence sector
Considering the important role they play in power distribution, they are a remarkably simple tool, being little more than strips of copper, aluminium, or brass designed to both conduct and ground electricity.
Resisting rust on the road: the importance of zinc-nickel plating in the automotive industry
Here at Karas Plating, we have a long history of supplying zinc-plated components to the automotive industry. Or, rather – zinc-nickel plated components. As such, we understand they important role they have to play in keeping our cars on the road.
Heart of gold: the significance of gold plating in the medical industry
Gold plating is an essential part of many medical procedures, such as implants and surgical equipment.
A silver lining: Choosing the best plating method for your busbars
Considering the important role they play in power distribution, they are a remarkably simple tool, being little more than strips of copper, aluminium, or brass designed to both conduct and ground electricity.
A history of electroplating: from 1970 to the modern day
Join us as we look at the major developments in electroplating, from 1970 through to the modern day.
A history of electroplating: from the 1850s to the Gilded Revival
Join us as we look at the major developments in electroplating, from mid-Victorian England to the 1960s.
A history of electroplating: from the Renaissance to the Victorian Era
Join us as we look at the major developments in electroplating, from the Renaissance to the Victorian Era.
A history of electroplating: from Bronze Age to Medieval
Electroplating feels like it should be a modern phenomenon, but nothing could be further from the truth. Explore part 1 of the history of electroplating.
A brief look at the benefits of plating on to stainless steel
When it comes to plating with nickel, there are two main ways to go about it – electroless and electrolytic. Both methods have their benefits, but which one is right for you?
Metal surfacing, plating, and finishing in the medical industry
The medical industry makes enormous use out of various metal finishing techniques, and with good reason. After all, medtech companies and manufacturers insist on flawless quality in their machine’s components.
The causes and cures of metal corrosion: a beginner’s guide
When it comes to plating with nickel, there are two main ways to go about it – electroless and electrolytic. Both methods have their benefits, but which one is right for you?
Electroless plating vs. electrolytic plating: a beginner’s guide
When it comes to plating with nickel, there are two main ways to go about it – electroless and electrolytic. Both methods have their benefits, but which one is right for you?