Apollo Machine offers world-class copper plating in Edmonton and across North America. Our shop houses a VAM®-certified copper plating cell. Using the immersion plating technique, we have the capability to copper-plate your components, or sections of components, from the smallest part to components up to 14′ long and 16″ in diameter. The immersion technique offers a superior bond to brush plating and allows us to plate both internal and external diameters as well as complex geometries.
Galling of metals can be a costly problem as material is transferred from one metal part in contact with another. The effect can be seized threads, or tool joints that won’t come apart without damage to the threads—if they come apart at all. A tried-and-true solution to this problem is copper plating, particularly when using an alloy that is prone to galling, which is sometimes referred to as cold welding. With our procedures and state-of-the-art process control, copper-plated components can survive multiple makeup-breakout cycles without flaking or peeling of the coating. Contact us today for the best copper plating and gold plating service in the industry.
Other applications for copper plating include decorative value and excellent electrical and thermal conductivity.
Our gold-plating system lets us apply a thin gold coating on complex or thin parts. Gold conducts electricity and has high corrosion resistance, making it ideal for electrical components found in wireline and measurement-while-drilling assemblies.