Silver plating


Silver plating

Silver plating is an electrodeposited process that is mainly used in aerospace and defence applications as well as on electronic components. A layer of silver is typically between 10 and 25um and offers good anti-fretting and electrical conductivity properties as well as a corrosion resistant surface.

Silver plating’s resistance to oxidising gives the coating its anti-fretting properties, as the oxidising process and resulting abrasion from the debris is eliminated. It is also resistant to many organic acids and anti-tarnishing treatments can be applied to increase protection against sulphur.

For an advanced silver plating solution see Apticote 600.

Materials Processed:

Aluminium alloy, Titanium alloys, Nickel Alloys, Carbon Steels and Stainless Steels

Tank sizes: Cardiff

1m x 0.5m x 0.5m

The tank sizes shown above are approximate sizes only. If you have a larger part then please contact us as we may still be able to help.


Anti-galling icon


Two rectangle vibrating together - fretting icon


Corrosion icon - acid spilling on to rectangle

Corrosion resistance

Electrical icon

Electrical conductivity


Aerospace splines


Electrical contacts



Threaded components

Silver plating