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Metal Finishing Services

Silver Plating Features


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Silver is widely used across a range of different industries including microwaves, oil and gas and telecommunications, many of us are of course familiar with silver from our jewellery.

Electrical Conductivity

Pure Silver has the highest electrical conductivity of all metals. This ability to carry a current means its extremely popular with Silchrome's customers in the electronics and microwave industries.It's high conductivity allows Silver to carry high frequencies with minimal loss and reduces passive intermodulation. 

Heat Conductivity

Alongside its electrical conductivity properties, Silver also has the best heat conductivity properties of any metal. This enables not only to heat up quickly but to cool quickly as well. The only better conductor of heat we find naturally would be diamond.

Anti-Galling on Stainless Steel

Galling or Wear occurs wherever there is surface on surface contact. Galling is caused by a combination of friction and adhesion between the surfaces and will often pull some of the base material off over time. Silver has a high level of lubrication which allows it to act as a wear resistant coating on parts like bearings.

Corrosion Resistance

As Silver is a noble metal, it has a high level of corrosion resistance. Silver plating will withstand weather, water, acid but does react with sulphur forming Silver sulfide. This black material is what Silver tarnish is composed of.

Silchrome have many years of experience using silver electroplating to enhance a whole range of components. Get in touch today to see how we can help you with your plating needs.

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