Precision Cadmium Electroplating of a Screw for the Aerospace Industry

New Method Plating Co., Inc. performed the cadmium plating for an aerospace industry customer who required the services for these cadmium and yellow screws. Strict quality requirements influenced this customer to turn to New England’s New Method Plating Co., Inc., which has been in business since 1931. New Method Plating Co., Inc. is NADCAP accredited, ISO 9001:2015 AS9100 certified, and long experienced at meeting military standards. In addition to the firm’s customary quality testing to NADCAP requirements, Fisher x-ray technology allows precise thickness testing.

These 8-32 x 0.401 screws were plated and finished to a tightest tolerance of 0.0003″ – 0.0006″ thickness. The project included cleaning, plating, baking and chromating on an automated station return plating line. The parts were made from 8740 machined alloy steel and heat treated off-site to RC 36-40. The cadmium plating project of 115,000 screws was completed and delivered to this Connecticut aerospace customer with three days’ turnaround time.

To learn more about this cadmium plating aerospace project or other projects or services, please contact New Method Plating Co., Inc.

Precision Cadmium Electroplating of a Screw - Project Details

Product Description

This Cad & Yellow Job includes all cleaning, plating, chromating, drying processes, pre & post plate baking, final quality Inspection and signoff of the screw.

Cadmium Plating Capabilities Applied / Processes


Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief: Pre Baked and Post Baked

Cadmium Plating

Equipment Used to Electroplate Part

Automatic Station Return Plating Line

Overall Part Dimensions

8-32 x 0.401

Tightest Tolerances

0.0003 - 0.0006 Thickness

Material Used

8740 Machined Alloy Steel Heat Treated Off-Site to RC 36-40

Material Finish

.0003 Cadmium & Yellow Chromate

In Process Testing / Inspection Performed

Fisher X-Ray Technology for Precise Thickness Testing Quality Testing Done to NADCAP Requirements

Industry for Use




Delivery / Turnaround Time

3 Days

Delivery Location


Standards Met

AMS QQ-P-416C Type II, Class 2


NADCAP Accredited

ISO 9001:2015

AS9100 Certified

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