Precision Cadmium Electroplating Military Industry

New Method Plating Co., Inc. was approached by a customer in the military industry to perform cleaning and cadmium plating services on a forging. Although the customer was located in nearby Connecticut, the job proved challenging due to tight timing requirements and the many military and industrial standards that needed to be met. However, New Method Plating Co., Inc. has long been a NADCAP accredited, ISO 9001:2015 AS9100 certified shop, and has expertise in plating dating back to 1931.

In addition to cleaning the forging, New Method Plating Co., Inc.’s automatic station return plating line allowed for plating and chromating to tightest tolerances of 0.0005″ – 0.0008 Cadmium. The parts were made using 4140 alloy steel and heat treated off site to RC 38-40. The facility’s high capacity ovens allow for hydrogen embrittlement relief (pre & post plate baking). New Method Plating Co., Inc. also assumed responsibility for final quality inspection and signoff. The company employs Fisher X-Ray technology to insure precise thickness testing, as well as performing quality testing to NADCAP requirements. New Method Plating Co., Inc. was able to deliver this high volume order (5000 pieces) in just three days.

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

Precision Cadmium Electroplating of a Forging – Project Details

Cadmium Plating Product Description

This CAD & clear job includes all cleaning, plating, chromating, drying processes, hydrogen embrittlement relief (pre & post plate baking), final quality inspection and signoff of the forging.

Cadmium Plating Services Capabilities Applied / Processes

Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief in Pre Plate Bake or Post Plate Bake

Cadmium Plating


Equipment Used to Electroplate Part

Automatic Station Return Plating Line

Tightest Tolerances

0.0005 - 0.0008 Cadmium

Material Used

4140 Alloy Steel Heat Treated Off-Site to RC 38-40

Material Finish

.0005 Cadmium & Clear Chromate


High Capacity Ovens, Automatic Station Return Plating Line, NADCAP, ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 Certified

In Process Testing/Inspection Performed

Fisher X-Ray Technology for Precise Thickness Testing

Quality Testing Done to NADCAP Requirements

Industry for Use

Military Industry


5,000 Piece Order: High Volume Work

Delivery / Turnaround Time

3 Days

Delivery Location


Standards Met

AMS QQ-P-416C Type I Class 1


NADCAP Accredited

ISO 9001:2015

AS9100 Certified

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