Copper is an excellent thermal and electrical conductor. It is corrosion resistant, ductile, and antibacterial. It also alloys easily with other metals, often resulting in a stronger and more industrial material. Copper has a rich gold-amber color and can be applied as a bright or matte finish. Copper is one of only four metals that have a color other than gray or silver in its pure form.
Copper is essential in many plating operations as a general strike to promote adhesion, activate passive substrates or improve corrosion resistance. Copper plating is most often used in the electrical industry but is also common in medical and aerospace applications. Prodigy Surface Tech’s copper plating services for the medical industry includes copper plating radioactive implant seeds used for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Prodigy Surface Tech offers bright hard copper plating or soft matte copper plating. We have extensive experience with special formulations used to reduce inherent internal stresses found in the deposit.
MIL-C-14550: This specification covers electrodeposited copper plating on metal surfaces.
AMS 2418: This specification covers the requirements for electrodeposited copper.