Industrial Cadmium Plating

Available in Boston, MA

Cadmium is one of few deposits that serve 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 steel, aluminum, copper, powdered metal and several 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 a necessary addition to your project in Boston, MA, big or small.

It has a natural lubricity, which provides anti-galling and low friction, and Keystone Corproation’s baking processes prevent the occurrence of hydrogen embrittlement. Additionally, we can enhance the corrosion protection cadmium plating provides by applying a chromate conversion coating with either a clear, gold, olive drab or black finish. This then is the perfect coating for many projects.

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As a coating, cadmium offers many advantages, creating a durable, long-lasting and appealing product. Some of these advantages include:

  • 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

Some Applications for Cadmium Plating

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

Use it in the following applications:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Military
  • Electrical
  • Consumer Products


Keystone Corporation’s cadmium plating meets the following specifications:

  • AMS-QQ-P-416
  • AMS 2400
  • AMS 2401
  • ASTM B766
  • ISO 4521

We also offer commercial and consumer-generated specifications dependent on the needs of your specific project.

Contact Us Today for More Information About Our Cadmium Plating Services in Boston

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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