Aerospace Defense Coatings of Georgia

Copper Plating

Copper Plating

This procedure produces a layer of copper on a component by running an electric current through an alkaline or acid bath that it is immersed in.

  • Aesthetic or decorative coating
  • Protection during heat treating
  • Frequently used in the electronics industry
  • Covers substrate defects

Copper Plating Capabilities

Type of Plating
Copper Plating
Process Approvals
For Copper Plating we adhere to:
  • MIL-C-14450 (replaced by AMS 2418): Copper Plating (Electrodeposited)
MIL-C-14450MIL-C-14450 (PDF - 421KB)
Base Materials Worked
All conductive metals.
Plating Class
Plating thickness depends on the Class Required:
    Class 0 = 0.001 - 0.005" thick
  • Class 1 = 0.0010" thick (min.)
  • Class 2 = 0.0005" thick (min.)
  • Class 3 = 0.0002" thick (min.)
  • Class 4 = 0.0001" thick (min.)
All copper 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 copper 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.