Metal Plating Services
The basis material of the housing consists mainly of steel or iron-nickel alloys. In addition to corrosion resistance, our customers require these components to have other functional characteristics, such as suitability for bonding and soldering. To ensure these characteristics, electroless plating or electroplating is required after sealing the glass.
Combined PlatingWell matched plating combinations can be used to alter the functional properties of the metal surface. Thus it is possible to reduce unwanted diffusion processes and to improve adhesion and corrosion resistance. Figure 20 shows typical combined platings applied by SCHOTT.
Functional Properties of Metal PlatingsThe plating table gives an overview of the various metal platings and the resulting functional surface properties. The thickness of the plating layer is of decisive importance and an essential criterion for subsequent application.