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Plating on Polyetherimide
I recently received a request to plate gold on a material called Ultem. What is the composition of this plastic, and what is the best method for plating it with gold?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/28/2013
Triple Gold Plating
What does “triple gold plating” mean? Is this an actual combination of deposits or a marketing/sales selling point?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/24/2013
Immersion Vs. Autocatalytic Gold Plating
What is the difference between immersion and electroless (autocatalytic) gold? Are the two processes interchangeable?
Ask an Expert Published: 12/4/2012
Decoding Process Abbreviations
Some of the information that comes with the jewelry products we import from Spain states that they are coated with a gold IPG material. Why use an IPG coating?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/25/2011
eeling Gold Revisited
Our plating shop is having problems with plating gold components that have been nickel plated. We find that we get inconsistent results with the gold adhering to the nickel plate. This causes peeling and blistering of the gold plate.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/22/2011
Is It Real Gold? What is Carat Gold?
At a recent party, I was asked what the difference is between “gold filled” and “gold electroplate.” I told them, but I want to verify the answer I gave them. What is the difference?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/24/2011
The Peeling Gold Problem
We are a decorative plating company with gold over bright nickel being one of our specialties. We continue to have problems with gold peeling from the bright nickel layer.
Ask an Expert Published: 5/24/2011
Plating On Beryllium/Copper Alloys
We are using the same cleaning process that’s used for other copper alloys that we plate. Invariably with the copper beryllium alloys, we see etching on the parts. How can we solve this problem?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/1/2011
Stripping Silver From Copper and Copper Alloys
How does one go about stripping silver plate from copper and copper alloys?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/1/2011
Where did the Brass Go?
We are new to the process of plating zinc diecasts. The few samples we have prepared so far look great after plating, but after top coating and baking, the brass seems to disappear. What are we doing wrong?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/1/2011

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