Our Electroplating services offer a transformative solution for improving the surface quality, durability, and functionality of your components.

Under strict environmental, health and safety, quality and process control we offer both Cadmium and Silver plating. To complement this service we offer masking capabilities to tight tolerances and stress relieving and de-embrittlement permitting us the capability to cope with high tensile steels when needed. In totality and together with our vast experience, this affords us the ability to process the most complex of components with precision and accuracy.

Silver Plating

Silver plating, although porous and very soft with no anti-corrosive properties, has excellent lubrication and anti galling properties. Ashton & Moore offer deposits of pure silver (>99.9% purity), without the addition of the brightening agents used for decorative purposes, such as table wear and jewellery, thus reducing possible embrittlement problems, as required by most aerospace specifications.

The even white matt coating produced is used extensively in high performance applications to prevent assemblies of similar materials from “welding” together, thus allowing easy disassembly for servicing. Silver is particularly effective where threaded stainless steel components are assembled together in high temperature applications.

Cadmium plating

Ashton and Moore Ltd. is one of the few companies still licenced to provide this process and is capable of offering it as an extremely good corrosion inhibiting coating with a “sacrificial benefit” that allows it to continue working, even when scratched. Though these days it is limited by law to use only on aerospace products and some safety critical applications.

As well as being conductive the cadmium plating has predictable torque characteristics, good lubricity and works well as either a final finish, or as a base for painting. After application and any subsequent de-embrittlement that may be required it is usually passivated to render it’s surface less reactive in order to further enhance its protective capabilities.

Benefits of Electroplating

Enhancing Surface Quality and Performance

Ashton & Moore Electroplating

Our experienced team will work closely with you to develop a solution that aligns with your requirements and exceeds your expectations.

  • Corrosion Protection: Cadmium plated surfaces are more resistant to corrosion, making them ideal for applications exposed to harsh environments (eg. The marine environment), or corrosive chemical substances. The sacrificial qualities of cadmium plating are well known, but often overlooked.
  • Other cadmium properties: Cadmium plating also has many other benefits such as being conductive and good lubricity. It works well as a stand alone coating or base layer for subsequent painting. Often combined with a chromate passivate layer to further enhance it’s protective properties.
  • Anti binding properties: Silver plating’s main function in the aerospace sector is as an anti gaulling coating. Silver is particularly effective where threaded stainless steel components are assembled together in high temperature applications.

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"In our field we are constantly faced with technical challenges and compressed lead times. I am pleased to say over the last 20 years or more, that Ashton and Moore’s flexibility and collaboration have enabled us to find the solutions to such challenges time and again."
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"As precision engineers to top tier clients we have worked closely with Ashton and Moore for many years. They provide a reliable and high quality of finishing for our products and are always responsive to support us as manufacturing partners.”
International Client
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"We have been working with Ashton and Moore for over 10 years and in that time their levels of quality and delivery have never wavered. They are supportive if anything goes wrong and have great knowledge of Aerospace Specifications”
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"Their expertise, attention to detail, and dedication to quality have consistently exceeded our expectations. With their support, our products not only meet but surpass industry standards, giving us a competitive edge in the market."
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