ASTM B766 Cadmium Plating

Cadmium is one of a few deposits that functions as a “sacrificial coating,” meaning that it will corrode before the substrate material when plated. It is an attractive, soft white metal that can be deposited on various base materials, including steels, aluminum, copper, powdered metal, and various types of iron.

It is cost-effective and offers consistent, reliable coverage. Cadmium plating can also be adjusted to fit the needs of your project, making it perfect for your project, big or small.

It has a natural lubricity, which provides anti-galling and low friction, and our baking processes prevent the occurrence of hydrogen embrittlement. Additionally, we can enhance the corrosion protection cadmium plating provides through applying a chromate conversion coating with either a clear, gold, olive drab or black finish.

About ASTM B766 Cadmium Plating

ASTM B766 cadmium plating thickness can be adjusted, making it ideal for both large and small projects.

At Keystone Corporation, our baking process prevents the occurrence of hydrogen embrittlement, helping ensure a more durable product, and our electrodeposited method improves the bonding of paint and adhesion, allowing you the option of an attractive final finish or allowing for the application of sealants or chromates over the cadmium finish.

ASTM B766 Cadmium Plating Buffalo, NYOur finish choices include:

  • Clear
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • Olive Drab 


  • Provides good protection against salt corrosion at low thicknesses.
  • Soft and malleable.
  • Mold and bacteria growth resistant.
  • Can be used on various substrates, such as aluminum, brass, copper, iron, and steel
  • Is an excellent conductor of electricity.
  • Has low electrical resistance.
  • Works as a good base for paint.
  • Galvanic compatibility with aluminum.
  • Excellent, smooth solderability.
  • Good bonding surface for different adhesives.
  • Excellent lubricity
  • Reliable torque characteristics
  • Protection from galvanic corrosion

Applications for Cadmium Plating

Due to its unique properties, ability to pair with multiple substrates and use as a sacrificial coating, it is used in a wide variety of applications. Use it in the following 

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Military
  • Electrical
  • Consumer Product

Contact Keystone Today

Since 1928, Keystone has been a leader in the metal finishing industry. We are proud to offer high quality electrodeposited cadmium plating for electronic, aerospace, mining, and defense industries. If you would like to learn more about our ASTM B766 Cadmium Plating services, please contact us today. We look forward to speaking with you.

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