Cadmium Plating

A leader in the metal finishing industry since 1928, Keystone focuses on providing high quality electrodeposited cadmium plating for electronic, aerospace, mining, and defense industries.

Cadmium plating prevents oxidation therefore extending the life of base metals by resisting rust and degradation.  Cadmium has a low coefficient of friction and provides:

  • Excellent lubricity
  • Reliable torque characteristics
  • Good electrical conductivity
  • Smooth solder ability
  • Protection from galvanic corrosion



Cadmium plating is used in a variety of automotive, aerospace, and military applications. It is a cost effective coating that exhibits reliable, consistent coverage. Cadmium plating thickness can be adjusted to meet the needs of your project, large or small. Our baking process prevents the occurrence of hydrogen embrittlement and our electrodeposited method improves the bonding of paint and adhesion, offering an attractive final finish or allowing for the application of sealants or chromates over the cadmium finish. 

We offer four chromate color choices:

  • Clear
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • Olive Drab


Our Cadmium PLating Specifications

Keystone Cadmium meets the following specifications:

  • AMS-QQ-P-416
  • AMS 2400
  • ASTM B766

Contact Us

Keystone Corporation can assist in completing commercial orders ranging from a few specialized pieces to an extra-large run of materials. We maintain superior quality control through the entire finishing and baking process ensuring top quality cadmium plating at an affordable cost for any project.  Contact Keystone today to receive a personalized quote based on the specific requirements of your business.

Cadmium Plating