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Cadmium Plating Coating

Cadmium Plating Coating

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Cadmium is a soft white metal that functions as a barrier or sacrificial coating when plated onto both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Cadmium is generally applied to a material by an electroplating process and is suited for coating fasteners and small fastener components. Electroplated cadmium is a robust and versatile metallic coating that offers an exception bonding surface for adhesives. Also, it is an attractive and soft coating, which provides either a shiny or dull silver finish.

Cadmium-plated fasteners provide excellent resistance to corrosion in most conditions, especially in marine and alkaline environments. Cadmium, like zinc, provides a sacrificial barrier to a substrate by being preferentially corroded when the coating is damaged and small areas of the substrate are exposed. With natural lubricity, industrial cadmium-plated bolts, nuts, and screws provide anti-galling and low-friction properties. The enhanced performance characteristics reduce the risk of operating mechanisms being jammed by corrosion debris or system failure due to friction and wear.

Industrial cadmium-plated bolts and fasteners offer the following benefits and advantages:

  • Superior corrosion and alkalinity resistance
  • Enhanced lubricity to reduce friction and wear
  • Increased resistance to mold and bacteria growth
  • Maintains dimensional tolerances and does not require undercutting
  • Offers predictable torque characteristics
  • Increased protection against galvanic corrosion
  • Improved anti-galling properties
  • Superior solderability
  • Provides an aesthetically pleasing silvery finish
  • Low effect on conductivity making it suitable for electrical parts
  • Bulk coat in large quantities for quicker turnaround times
  • Provides excellent adhesion for paints if necessary

U-Bolt-It Offers Custom Cadmium Plating

U-Bolt-It offers specialty coating to enhance the performance properties of our high-quality fasteners. For example, our industrial cadmium-plated bolts and fasteners offer superior rust and corrosion resistance, which makes them ideal for applications in salt-water environments.

We offer exceptional in-house cadmium plating services to a variety of our high-quality fastener types, including:

  • U-Bolts
  • Custom Bent Bolts
  • Custom U-Bolts
  • Eye Bolts
  • Hex Nuts
  • Bolts
  • Studs
  • Screws
  • Washers

Applications of Cadmium-Plated Fasteners

Meeting high industry standards, our cadmium-plated fasteners are used in a wide variety of industries, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Consumer Products
  • Defense
  • Electronics
  • Marine and Offshore
  • Mining
  • Transportation

U-Bolt-It offers precision coating services for fasteners

U-Bolt-It offers high-quality, certified-engineering coating services to improve fastener performance and reliability and increase life span. We offer low friction, corrosion protection, and wear protection coatings that are tailored to your industry standards and applications. For example, our cadmium-plated fasteners offer excellent corrosion and alkalinity resistance for fasteners exposed to fresh and salt water applications and increase anti-galling and low-friction properties for flight-critical components in aerospace applications.

Since 1988, we have been providing world-class customer service, quick turnaround times, and high-quality fastener products and components to a wide range of industries and applications. While we offer an industry-leading range of superior-quality fasteners, it is our extensive expertise and product knowledge that is the difference maker. Our team of professionals is dedicated to building a long-term customer relationship and providing valuable advice to help our clients pick the right fastener type, material, and coating for every application. Let us treat your next large batch or short run of premium fasteners with our in-house cadmium-coating process.

Contact a member of the U-Bolt-It team to find out how we can help you select the right fastener coating for your next project.

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