Aerospace Defense Coatings of Georgia

Cadmium Plating

Cadmium Plating

Cadmium plating involves covering a component with cadmium by submerging it in a bath and running an electric current through it.

  • Provides decorative finish that is conducive to painting
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Naturally lubricated

Cadmium Plating Capabilities

Type of Plating
Cadmium Plating
Cadmium plating provides excellent corrosion resistance with a minimum thickness added to the part. The finish provides a good base for application of paint, as well as providing a decorative finish. The naturally lubricated nature of cadmium lends itself to many cycles of disassembly and re-assembly.
Process Approvals
For Cadmium Plating we adhere to:
  • BAC 5701: Cadmium Plating
  • CSFS024: Cessna Cadmium Plate Specification - Steel and Copper Alloys
  • GSS8052: Cadmium Plating
  • AMS-QQ-P-416: Plating, Cadmium (Electrodeposited)
AMS-QQ-P-416AMS-QQ-P-416 (PDF - 1103KB)
Base Materials Worked
All conductive metals.
Plating Type
Cadmium Plating shall be of the following types:
  • Type I = As Plated
  • Type II = With supplementary chromate treatment
  • Type III = With supplemental phosphate treatment
Plating Class
Plating thickness depends on the Class Required:
  • Class 3 = 0.0002" thick (min.)
  • Class 1 = 0.0005" thick (min.)
  • Class 2 = 0.0003" thick (min.)
All cadmium plating processes are performed manually to ensure the proper care is given to each step.
Additional Operations
We offer several additional operations that may be required for your product: Cleaning, Magnetic Particle Inspection (NDT), Penetrant Inspection (NDT), Hardness & Conductivity Testing (NDT), Dry Film/Solid Film Lubricants and Primer & Topcoat Painting.
Please let us know if you require any of these additional services.
Quality Control
All plating processes are subject to our rigorous Quality Assurance process. All work is reviewed and inspected to be in compliance with the specification (Process Approval requested).
Industries Served
We are committed to providing the aerospace and defense industries with the highest quality metal finishing, testing, and painting available.
Environmental Responsibility
As a corporate citizen, we are committed to responsibly protecting our environment. We have a state-of-the-art $2 Million Waste Prevention System in place. All hazardous waste materials are 100% recycled and rendered harmless.

We know that this is important to you, and so we maintain an open door policy concerning environmental inspections of our facility.
With over 50 years in the metal finishing industry, we have the expertise you can depend on.
Minimum Order
We can provide cadmium plating for prototype to high volume runs.
Drawing Submissions
We accept both e-mailed (DWG, DXF, PDF, all image files) and faxed drawings.
Special Instructions
Please Attach Drawing to Request Information Form.