MICCROLLOY® BRONZE PLATING
Unrivaled Bronze Plating Solutions
Our proprietary Miccrolloy Bronze plating process yields a durable product that can withstand the rigors of the most demanding applications. It delivers excellent machinability, selective plating, and great surface-bearing properties to keep your parts functioning at their best.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BRONZE ELECTROPLATING?
Our bronze plating/dipping services offer a variety of benefits:
- Excellent bearing replacement
- Deposits on steel and cast iron (ranging from 0.0001 to 0.1 inches)
- Withstands severe grind and shear adhesion testing
- Superior properties to solid bronze (proven)
- Economic (considerable cost savings)
- Possible to selectively plate on machined components
- Conforms to materials standard AMS 2429
- Rack or barrel plating options
Our Proprietary Bronze Plating Process: Engineered for Superior Performance
Bronze is a complex finish that few plating companies have the expertise to provide.
Miccrolloy bronze electroplating solutions often serve as an alternative to solid bronze. It is popularly used in the aerospace, marine, and oil & gas industries because its strength and wear characteristics withstand severe grind and shear-adhesion testing. Miccrolloy bronze plating is also less expensive than solid bronze and many other metal substrates.
While not every plating company can offer bronze, KC Jones Plating ensures customers are never restricted to sub-optimal solutions for their applications.
KC Jones plates bronze coatings on extremely large industrial hooks. These hooks are plated for use in the most critical environments: shipyards, hoists, and other similar applications. In most cases, it is critical that hooks do not spark or create an explosion. This is especially important in oil & gas-industry applications where there is absolutely zero tolerance for sparks.
Bronze-plated hooks are popular within the aerospace industry as well because they are spark-free and eliminate the risk of explosion or fire, while the marine industry puts KC Jones hooks to the test with extreme wear and harsh conditions.
An Example of Top-notch KC Jones Plated Hoist Hooks: Detroit Hoist
Detroit Hoist is known nationwide for producing top-quality, state-of-the-art hoists and crane components. They have designed wire rope hoists since 1905.
When KC Jones Plating provided bronze-plated hooks for Detroit Hoist, they were required to withstand wear and friction in the most hazardous environments. They also had to be completely spark-resistant, while providing maximum wear resistance. And KC Jones delivered with bronze plating.
Bronze finishes are extremely durable, especially when plated over a steel or cast iron base metal, which made it ideal for this application.
Make Your Parts Out of Bronze Plating
For your convenience, KC Jones will design your parts with electroplated bronze chemical processing in mind. This is much more beneficial than adding it after the fact. It also provides full wear-resistance benefits at a much lower cost.
Properties of Miccrolloy Bronze Plating
- Conforms to SAE AMS 2429
- ~90% copper / 10% Tin
- Deposit thickness .0001 in.
- Hardness (35 Rc)
- Low coefficient of friction (~.06)
- Excellent machinability
KC Jones ensures every bronze coating is optimized to the specific application. Bronze is usually made up of 90% copper and 10% tin, however, these percentages can be tweaked for application optimization.
bronze plating benefits
Miccrolloy Bronze plating is an excellent choice for numerous coating applications:
- Aircraft cylinder block faceplates, rotors, pistons and landing gear systems
- Automotive transmission gears, drivetrains and engine components
- Hoist hooks for the marine and oil and gas industries
- Parts for bearing surfaces
- Bushing as an alternative to other flailing finishes (or materials)
Regardless of your industry or application, KC Jones is a certified and accredited plating company you can trust to deliver superior results. Our Michigan facility is NADCAP-accredited for electroplated bronze chemical processing and is one of the few facilities capable of bronze plating in the world.