Metal Plating for the Automotive Industry
Automotive metals parting at Summit enhances functional, safety, and durability characteristics of parts to endure proper operation in harsh outdoor environments.
Summit Auto Part Plating: protective, functional and aesthetic advantages.
Summit’s high-quality plating capabilities make us a preferred supplier for parts used in the automotive industry with characteristics like high cycling and subject to wear surfaces, insertion forces, and high heat. choice for the electroplating, electro-less plating, and finishing of automotive parts that are high-cycling, exposed as a wear surface, and are subject to insertion forces. Plating chemistries for these purposes include economical finishes like Nickel, Electro-less Nickel, Zinc-Nickel, and other Zinc Alloys that provide excellent corrosion protection. These finishes can be applied to parts individually, or plates while on continuous stamped stock to further reduce costs to stay competitive.
Automotive part plating provides aesthetic advantages.
Along with delivering performance and durability qualities, our plating options can deliver visual advantages for automotive parts.
Precious and semi-precious plating for specialty auto parts.
Summit electroplates with a variety of precious and semi-precious metals to provide select auto parts with unique finishes and characteristics.
Palladium, a metal light-silver in color, resists oxidation and tarnishing, and offers excellent corrosion resistance. It also possesses a unique ability to absorb hydrogen gas, making it an important component in modern catalytic converter systems.
Tin and Zinc Nickel Alloy Plating provide economical, corrosion-resistant durability for automotive parts that are exposed to harsh environmental elements. Tin and Zinc-Alloy finishes can also be polished to a luster close to that of chrome!
Gold Plating can be utilized on automotive electronic parts to take advantage of gold’s excellent conductivity characteristics. It is also sometimes used on highly visible components as a way of enhanced appearance while also delivering outstanding corrosion protection.
Summit’s experience in electroplating with these and other metals make us a partner-of-choice for automotive part manufacturers looking for an economical, or innovative way improve the quality and reliability of their plated auto products.
Typical components we can and have plated for use in the Automotive Industry include:
- Auto chassis assembly components
- Automotive gauges and electronics
- Auto lighting
- Automotive safety equipment parts
- Automotive ignition parts
- Auto navigation system components
- Under-the-hood components
- Brake system components
- Catalytic converter parts