Metals Available For Thin Film Coating
Thin film coatings are used to augment the properties of the electroformed components base material in some way. The ability of Platinum to stand up to concentrated Hydrochloric Acid, even anodically, to protect a nickel or copper electroform is one example. The application of vacuum deposited Aluminum to enhance the reflectivity of a mirrored surface is another.
American Galvano has the capabilities to provide you with both electrodeposited and vacuum deposited thin film coatings. Additionally we have developed our own optical quality coating designed to limit background noise for those components used in electronic imaging or digital information.