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Suitable metal plating for phosphorus bronze


What kind of metal plating should I use for Phosphorus bronze? How to ensure that a smooth surface finish is obtained after plunging the metal parts into desirable shapes?

Lau Shir Ling
- Singapore


You can plate them with any metal you want. I don't understand your question of what you should plate them with. After you have fabricated the parts, and before plating them, they may need mechanical finishing; you may get some micro-leveling from nickel plating, but in general you can't really count on the plating process smoothing the parts.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey


I use Nickel plating on phosphor bronze which are used as contacts on my plating tanks.

Khozem Vahaanwala
Khozem Vahaanwala
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dear Sir,

My First Question is: Is nickel plating followed by gold plating onto phosphorous bronze gives you the best plating?

My Second Question is: So the only way to ensure the smoothness of the surface of metal plating is to undergo a mechanical finishing prior to metal plating?


Lau Shir Ling
- Singapore

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