Barrel plating is recommended for large volume of small components, these include contacts, connectors, and fasteners. The benefit in barrel plating is the low cost to process, so long as the product is clean and ready to plate.

Advantages of Barrel Plating

  • Capable of large production loading
  • Low labor Costs
  • Low Equipment Costs

Barrel Plating vs Rack Plating

Both Barrel plating and Rack Plating have their own sets of advantages in the plating process. In order to choose between them, we have take into account the size, shape and quantity of parts that are required for a project:

Barrel plating is suited for quickly producing a high volume of parts to any size and shape specification, as compared to rack plating that favors more complicated, time consuming shaped parts.

Therefore, barrel plating is ideal for the electroplating of parts in very large quantities where surface appearance, plating distribution, and material costs are not critical. It allows for a much more efficient and cost-effective plating process than others such as rack that concentrate on more precise shapes.

Industries Served By Barrel Plating

Our barrel process lines is set up to process over a million components a month, including contact pins, contact rings, and various other components for wide range of industries, including oilfield, oil & gas, electronics, medical, air defense, military, aerospace, etc.

Barrel Plating Applications

Ideal for:

  • Battery contacts
  • Contact rings
  • Rotatable contact rings
  • Tab contacts and connectors
  • Spring contacts