CADMIUM PLATING – min lot $350

Sheffield’s Cadmium Plating Offers:

  • Corrosion protection
  • Chromate conversion coatings available to increase corrosion protection. It is applied over the plated metal to increase protection (olive drab, gold and clear)
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Low electrical resistance
  • Uniform ductile deposit
  • Excellent solderability
  • Galvanic coupling
  • Functions as a Sacrificial Coating (corroding before the base material)

We currently serve the electronic, connector and semiconductor sectors as well as many areas of commercial, military and aerospace manufacturing.


Capabilities & Capacities:

Rack Plating

For intricate shapes, including molded contacts, connectors, rotatable connectors, ground springs, and selective plating.

Wire Plating

For high volume mid-size parts, selective plating, intricate geometries.

Extensive In-house Quality and Analytical Laboratory

Featuring the latest in X-ray per ASTM B 568, Chemical Analysis and Atomic Absorption, NDT, Solderability, Adhesion per ASTM B 571.


Parts up to 5 feet

*12% env fee applicable on all orders.

*Notice is hereby given that Sheffield Platers Terms and Conditions of sale, QP4.3F06 Rev D shall apply to this order and can be found here: Terms & Conditions



PROCESS: Cadmium
SPECIFICATION: QQ – P – 416 / AMS – QQ –P – 416

Class 1 THICKNESS: .00050” min
Class 2 THICKNESS: .00030” min
Class 3 THICKNESS: .00020” min
Type I DETAIL: As plated, no chromate
Type II DETAIL: With supplementary chromate treatment (SPI provides clear, gold and olive drab chromate)
Type III DETAIL: With supplementary phosphate treatment (This service is not offered by SPI)


Environmental Stewardship:

While cadmium offers functional properties that have yet to be matched by a single finish, it is toxic. For this reason, Sheffield Platers, Inc. incorporates state-of-the-art environmental controls including zero discharge and redundant containment systems at its facility. Sheffield is actively involved in the development of viable alternatives to cadmium plating.

For more information on our Alternative Cadmium coatings visit our SPI Connector Black and PTFE page.


Contact Us For More Cadmium Plating Information