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Everything You Need to Know About Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless Nickel Plating (ENP) is the autocatalytic chemical reduction of a nickel-alloy (Nickel Phosphorus being the most common) coating used for surface finishing. This process is completed without the electric current that is commonly used in electroplating. ENP is deposited by reducing nickel ions with a chemical reducing agent such as sodium hypophosphite.

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How Thick is Gold Plating for Electronics?

Gold plating is a commonly used surface finishing method, where a thin layer of gold is deposited onto another metal by chemical or electrochemical plating. You may find yourself wondering: How thick is gold plating? How long does gold plating last? We’ve put together a gold plating guide for your projects that may require this…

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What is Anodizing and Why is It Used?

In the surface finishing industry, the term “anodizing” is very common and is frequently mentioned – but what is anodizing exactly? Anodizing is a process that converts the surface of a non-ferrous metal into a corrosion-resistant, decorative, non-conductive oxide. It is a very common finishing technique for aluminum, although other metals such as titanium and…

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Advantages of Platinum Plating Solutions

Platinum plating solutions provide countless benefits to the end-user, making it an extremely popular surface finishing option and an overall great investment for your applications, regardless of the industry you’re in. Platinum plating is the deposit of a thin layer of platinum metal on a substrate, typically in the 0.5 to 5-micron range (0.00002”-0.0002”) and…

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Silvex Featured in May’s Edition of PF Magazine

Silvex was a proud supporter of National Surface Finishing Day this March, and is honored to have owner Dan Atkinson’s speech to the Silvex team members quoted in this month’s edition of Products Finishing Magazine!

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A Guide to the Types of Gun Finishes

Good finishing is imperative to keep firearms functioning properly and in pristine condition, protected from the elements, corrosion, and wear-and-tear from regular use. Given the firearm industry’s stringent requirements, consistent high-quality firearm finishing is crucial to a successful project. With over 35 years of experience, Silvex provides advanced plating technologies to many of the industries…

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Silvex, Inc. Launches New Website

Silvex, Inc. invites customers to visit their new website, which has been designed with an attractive interface and more intuitive user experience. Featuring streamlined navigation and simplified functionality throughout, the recently launched website allows users to easily access product information as well as helpful resources.

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Silvex Featured in Manufacturing Today

October 2014 – Silvex Inc. is proud to recognize their feature on plating processes in Manufacturing Today’s magazine. Manufacturing Today magazine is a popular publication that provides North American companies in the manufacturing industry with information on the latest trends, best practices, and case studies for industry leaders.