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Surface
Treatments &
Plating Solutions

Methode’s Power Solution Group specializes in a variety of surface treatments. At our state of the art facility, located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, all of our plating lines are fully automated with programmable logic controlled plating cycles and recipes. With the most advanced technology, we are able to offer our customers plating capabilities through our large-capacity plating lines and coating options. The Methode Plating Solutions laboratory also offers a wide array of testing capabilities such as: coating adhesion, porosity, film integrity, film brightness, plating bath metallic contamination, X-ray equipment to measure plating thickness and Hull Cell testing.

Methode’s surface treatment processes and chemicals are RoHS compliant and accredited to NADCAP.

Plating Capabilities

Tin Plating

  • 20-station fully automated line with PLC controlled plating cycles and recipes
  • Processing and plating film integrity meet ASTM-B-545 requirements
  • Capable of producing mirror bright and matte tin deposits with a nickel undercoating where required
  • Capable of plating over ferrous and non-ferrous material including copper, brass, steel and aluminum substrates on parts up to 12’ long
  • Process and chemicals used are RoHS, Reach, ELV, WEE compliant
  • NADCAP accredited processes & ISO9001 quality system
  • Fast turnaround - Lead time less than 1 week

Nickel Plating

  • 20-station fully automated line with PLC controlled plating cycles and recipes
  • Processing and plating film integrity meet AMS-QQ-N-290 requirements
  • Ultra-Low Stress Nickel deposit being supplied during the plating process is obtained from our proprietary bath chemistry
  • Capable of plating over ferrous and non-ferrous material including copper, brass, steel and aluminum substrates on parts up to 12’ long
  • Process and chemicals used are RoHS, Reach, ELV, WEE compliant
  • NADCAP accredited processes & ISO9001 quality system
  • Fast turnaround - Lead time less than 1 week

Silver Plating

  • 20-station Fully automated with PLC controlled plating cycles and recipes
  • Processing and plating film integrity meet ASTM-B-700 requirements
  • Bright silver finish with nickel under-plate
  • Capable of plating over ferrous and non-ferrous material including copper, brass, steel and aluminum substrates on parts up to 6’ long
  • Multiple anti-tarnish available based upon the specific application
  • Process and chemicals used are RoHS, Reach, ELV, WEE compliant
  • NADCAP accredited processes & ISO9001 quality system
  • Fast turnaround - Lead time less than 1 week

Electroless Nickel Plating

  • 19-station Fully automated line with PLC controlled plating cycles and recipes
  • Processing and plating film integrity meet AMS-2404 requirements
  • Low, Mid & High Phosphorus electroless nickel processes are available that will provide uniform deposit thicknesses throughout the entire part including blind recesses providing superior protection from corrosion
  • Capable of plating over ferrous and non-ferrous material including copper, brass, steel and aluminum substrates
  • Process and chemicals used are RoHS, Reach, ELV, WEE compliant
  • NADCAP accredited processes & ISO9001 quality system
  • Fast turnaround - Lead time less than 1 week

Recognized by the greater Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) as one of the most leanest and efficient waste water treatment plants, Methode’s Precision Plating and Water Treatment facility is fully automated with programmable logic controlled treatment segments, which regulate pH and solids in the final effluent. Our systems and processes continuously strive to perform at 5S standards.

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