Cadmium plating offers a long list of technical advantages such as excellent corrosion resistance even at relatively low thickness and in salt atmospheres, softness and malleability, freedom from sticky and/or bulky corrosion products, galvanic compatibility with aluminum, freedom from stick-slip thus allowing reliable torqueing of plated threads, can be dyed to many colors and clear, has good lubricity and solderability, and works well either as a final finish or as a paint base.
If environmental concerns matter, in most aspects cadmium plating can be directly replaced with gold plating as it shares most of the material properties, but gold is more expensive and cannot serve as apaint base
PROCESS: Cadmium Plating (Clear, Yellow, and Olive Drab)
Cadmium Plating Operations: Minneapolis, MN Empalme, Mexico
Optional Cadmium Plating Services: NADCAP