ATC designs and manufactures custom electroplating fixtures, primarily for hard chrome plating and nickel sulfamate plating. We also provide on-site services, including set-up and training. Our market focus includes the aerospace and automotive industries and the defense departments depot activities.

Innovative Hard Chrome Tooling Video

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Hard Chrome Plating

ATC's approach to hard chrome plating fixtures includes:

  • No-Mask design. Eliminates the need to mask parts.
  • Conforming anodes. Allows for maximum plating rates, reduced cycle times, and uniform deposits.
  • Rapid and easy set-up. Reduces labor costs and operator training requirements.
  • Exact centering. Allows for close anode to cathode spacing and results in faster plating rates and more uniform coatings.
  • Multiple surfaces plating. Allows for simultaneous plating of eight or more different surfaces on landing gear or similar part.
  • Electrical connectivity/conductance. We have devised an approach that provides a highly conductive copper connection below the solution level, without the possibility of bath contamination.
  • Anode encasement. Protection of anode from bending/breakage. Avoids worker exposure to lead-chromate film.
  • Reduced air exhaust obstructions. Streamlined design that avoids above solution obstructions.
  • Complete instructions. Fully illustrated step-by step instructions for fixturing each part.
  • Service. On and off-site service, training and repair provided.

Nickel and Cadmium Plating

ATC nickel and cadmium electroplating fixtures and associated support tooling consist of variations of conforming and no-mask conforming anode systems.  This tooling is custom designed for each application utilizing pure nickel, cadmium, steel, stainless steels, platinum and platinized titanium anode materials.

Do you have a large part that doesn't fit into your existing plating tank?  ATC also specializes in out-of-tank flow-style anode plating systems for large parts.

Advanced Tooling Corporation
George Cushnie 434-286-7781

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