Tin Plating Services
For your Tin Plating requirements, ProPlate® has facilities for tin-lead electroplating both small and large parts in various sized barrels and racks, along with custom and prototype metal finishing.
Tin is a silver-colored, ductile metal whose major application is to impart solderability to otherwise unsolderable base metals. Tin has generally good covering characteristics over a wide range of shapes. It is an electrolytic process.
Tin and its salts are reported to be non-toxic and non-carcinogenic and are approved for food container and food contact applications.
Bright Acid Tin
Tin plating is primarily used to facilitate solderability to base metals that have poor solderability. Tin offers a ductile, bright finish which can serve as a low cost decorative finish.
Bright acid tin’s ductility will help prevent galling of base metals in friction contact applications.
Tin applies well to most base metals; will act as a stop-off barrier in nitriding high strength steels; has a bright appearance; and provides some corrosion resistance
Tin should be not less than 99.5% pure except where alloyed for special purposes.
Tin does not tarnish easily and can serve as a low cost decorative finish, although care must be exercised in subsequent part handling as tin is a soft, ductile finish that can scratch or mar easily.
Tin is also alloyed with lead reduce the melting point of tin. This provides flexibility in selecting soldering temperatures that will not impart too much thermal energy to delicate assemblies.
Corrosion Protection & Conductivity
Tin is a good electrical conductor and has historically been utilized for its combined corrosion protection and conductivity in aerospace avionics radio frequency applications.
For indoor environments, tin provides anti-corrosion properties to copper and copper alloys, and ferrous metals. Note that tin is not an optimal choice for corrosion protection where outdoor environments are expected.
Professional Plating uses a proprietary brightening system that combines chemistry and process to insure a consistently bright finish. Request more information about tin plating and other plating services.