Duplex Plating

What is Duplex Plating?

Duplex plating is a two-step layering process that enhances performance properties. The coating is usually a blend of two different substances, for example nickel/teflon or nickel/chrome, although USF can also provide nickel/nickel or chrome/chrome plating as well.

Substrates for Duplex Plating

Duplex plating can be applied to a wide variety of materials (substrates) including:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Cast Iron
  • Aluminum, for which we have a dedicated line
  • Copper
  • Bronze
  • Nickel
  • Steel

Not all duplex plating works equally well on all substrates and, depending on how your part is being used, we may have a definitive suggestion for the most quality finish. For help with this, or if you don’t see your material listed above, give us a call.

Our Production Capabilities

Production capabilities for duplex plating vary between processes. Please contact us with your specific request at 1-800-453-2786.

From start to finish, we understand that every step of the production process is critical to achieving the standards both we and our customers expect. That’s why we can also provide pre- and post-plating services upon request such as abrasive blasting, buffing and polishing, centerless belt-sanding, and stripping. See Extended Services for a complete list.

Capabilities

Hi Phos Nickel/Med Phos Nickel

Physical Appearance
Mirror-Bright
Phosphorus Content (wgt%)
11-13
Rockwell ‘C’ HK (100) As Plated
63
Rockwell ‘C’ Heat Treated
68
Corrosion Resistance/Protection
Excellent
Salt Spray (ASTM B-117) hrs @25.4 microns
1000+
Magnetic Properties
Non-Magnetic
Uniformity
'+/- .0001/- .0001

Hi Phos Nickel/Teflon

Physical Appearance
Semi-Bright
Phosphorus Content (wgt%)
11-13
Rockwell ‘C’ HK (100) As Plated
46-50
Rockwell ‘C’ Heat Treated
68
Corrosion Resistance/Protection
Excellent
Salt Spray (ASTM B-117) hrs @25.4 microns
1000+
Magnetic Properties
Non-Magnetic
Uniformity
+/-.0001

Hi Phos Nickel/Chrome

Physical Appearance
Semi-Bright
Phosphorus Content (wgt%)
11-13
Rockwell ‘C’ HK (100) As Plated
67
Rockwell ‘C’ Heat Treated
n/a
Corrosion Resistance/Protection
Excellent
Salt Spray (ASTM B-117) hrs @25.4 microns
1000+
Magnetic Properties
Non-Magnetic
Uniformity
+/-.0001

Chrome/Chrome

Physical Appearance
Semi-Bright
Phosphorus Content (wgt%)
n/a
Rockwell ‘C’ HK (100) As Plated
67
Rockwell ‘C’ Heat Treated
n/a
Corrosion Resistance/Protection
Enhanced
Salt Spray (ASTM B-117) hrs @25.4 microns
24+
Magnetic Properties
Non-Magnetic
Uniformity
+/-.001

USF Excel/Chrome

Physical Appearance
Mirror-Bright
Phosphorus Content (wgt%)
4-6
Rockwell ‘C’ HK (100) As Plated
63
Rockwell ‘C’ Heat Treated
n/a
Corrosion Resistance/Protection
Excellent
Salt Spray (ASTM B-117) hrs @25.4 microns
125+
Magnetic Properties
Magnetic
Uniformity
+/-.001

USF Excel/Med Phos Nickel

Physical Appearance
Mirror Bright
Phosphorus Content (wgt%)
11-13
Rockwell ‘C’ HK (100) As Plated
63
Rockwell ‘C’ Heat Treated
68
Corrosion Resistance/Protection
Excellent
Salt Spray (ASTM B-117) hrs @25.4 microns
185+
Magnetic Properties
Magnetic
Uniformity
+/-.0001

USF Excel/Hi Phos Nickel

Physical Appearance
Bright
Phosphorus Content (wgt%)
11-13
Rockwell ‘C’ HK (100) As Plated
63
Rockwell ‘C’ Heat Treated
68
Corrosion Resistance/Protection
Excellent
Salt Spray (ASTM B-117) hrs @25.4 microns
1000+
Magnetic Properties
Non-Magnetic
Uniformity
+/-.0001

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800-453-2786
2202 Gilbert Avenue NE, Canton, Ohio 44705

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