Cadmium Plating

Available from Keystone Corporation

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.


  • 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

Our Available Specifications

Keystone Corporation’s cadmium plating meets the following specifications:

Contact Us Today for More Information About Our Cadmium Plating Services

For more than 90 years, Keystone Corporation has assisted customers in completing commercial orders ranging from a few specialized pieces to high volume applications. All finishes are available for both Rack and Barrel plating applications. We maintain superior quality control through the entire finishing process, ensuring top quality cadmium plating at an affordable cost for any project.  Whether you live in Buffalo, NY, Erie, PA, Binghamton, NY, or somewhere else, contact Keystone today to receive a personalized quotation based on your specific requirements.

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