Metal Plating Colors for Every Industry

September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017 Bend Plating

Metal Plating Colors for Every Industry

Whether you are manufacturing parts for the gaming, automotive, marine, aviation, medical, dental, outdoor, or music industries, there are several metal plating colors you can choose from.

Here Are Our Favorite Metal Plating Colors by Industry:

For the Gaming Industry

If you’ve ever walked a casino floor, it’s likely you’ve seen metal plated slot machines, tables, chairs, and gaming equipment. PVD nickel, PVD gold, shadow nickel, 24-karat gold, or chrome can be used to provide silver or gold colored metal finishes that will make your game rooms dazzle.

For the Automotive Industry

Industrial coatings for wheel rims, exhaust pipes, motorcycle parts, or even interior finishes such as consoles, rear-view mirrors, and stick-shifts make heavy use of chrome electroplating to add corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity, and decorative flair to the automotive industry. Steel, aluminum, copper, and other materials can be applied using metallic, black or brown colors.

For the Marine Industry

Stainless-steel and chrome plated with ultraviolet resistant coatings are very popular for the marine industry. Railings, handles, knobs, kitchen equipment, and bathroom fixtures can be PVD coated in gold, silver, or even non-metallic colors such as blue, red, or white. You know, nautical colors.

For the Aviation Industry

Airplane trims, handles, knobs, and latches use vapor deposition to enhance the aesthetic look and feel of airline interiors with a wide variety of colors. Steel, aluminum, and titanium are most commonly used and feature silver or chrome coloring as well as non-metallic blacks and browns for a functional, durable, and decorative finish.

For the Medical and Dental Industry

Medical and dental equipment must be biocompatible—meaning that they will not react with bodily fluids, body parts, bone, or tissue. Because color isn’t as important for medical equipment, most medical and dental manufacturers rely on naturally colored PVD coatings in stainless steel, titanium, chrome, ceramics, and plastics.

For the Outdoor Industry

In the outdoor industry, aesthetic look and feel are often just as important as form and function. For this reason, metal finishing, plating, and polishing for bike parts, golfing equipment, and hunting gear comes in every type and every color. Metallic surfaces such as steel, bronze, copper, titanium, and plastics can be plated in many metallic and non-metallic colors including chrome, red, blue, yellow, or green.

For the Music Industry

Guitars, drums, amplifiers, speakers, cording, and electrical equipment used in the music industry rely on metal plating or coating in bright, high luster hues. Just like the outdoor industry, the music industry relies on high-performance metals such as brass to provide the sound many instruments are known for, and many of these are not colored for tradition’s sake. Electric instruments, however, may come in every color of the rainbow.

Bend Plating provides a wide variety of metal plating colors that can be used for every industry. Contact us for more information.

Bend Plating

Bend Plating provides metal coating, plating, finishing, and polishing services for the automotive, marine, medical, dental, outdoor, sporting, aviation, music industries and more. Contact us for an estimate on your commercial project.

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  1. I make jewelry for fun. I make sterling silver earrings and necklaces. Can silver which is good for earrings ( no allergic or inflammation\matory reaction) be electroplated most any color, like different reds or even mustard color? Thanks.

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