Products & Services

Protocase manufactures fully finished custom electronic enclosures and associated parts from a wide variety of materials and components, in 2-3 days with no minimum order. Protocase also provides expert and affordable enclosure design services.

Materials, Components & Finishes

Bright Electroless Tin

Tin Plating for Copper

Protocase is pleased to offer Tin Plating for Copper. Tin plate is applied to copper to improve corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity, and solderability. We typically plate copper bus bars that we manufacture for our clients. However, we also plate client-supplied parts.

Bright Electroless Tin Plating for Copper

What is it?

The Tin Plating process is a simple immersion technique that deposits pure tin onto copper.

Bright Electroless Tin is a well-developed formulation based upon the reduction characteristics of chelated tin in the divalent state. Under proper conditions, reduction to pure tin occurs readily. A grain-refining agent, free of phosphorus, is present, as well as an activator and buffers for pH control.

The deposited tin has many favorable properties:

  1. fine-grain tin structure
  2. Good chemical resistance
  3. Excellent adhesion
  4. Highly resistant to corrosion, even under exposure to humidity and salt-spray
  5. Highly solderable

Please note: Protocase does not offer tin plating in accordance with any specific standard

Regulatory Compliance

Protocase's Tin Plating process is ROHS and REACH compliant.

What do we plate?

Protocase will process

a) sheet metal parts that have been fabricated in our own facility (typically bus bars);

or b) parts that have been fabricated or machined elsewhere.

Finishes

The finish color ranges from bright to a dark, matte gray. This is dependent upon material thickness, age of tin solution, and dipping time.

Lead Times

Tin Plating is completed off-site via a third party supplier. This means there is additional lead time.

For large quantities, please contact your Protocase account manager to discuss your order.

Size Restrictions

Contact us at info@protocase.com to discuss your project.