Plating Services

Franke Plating Works has got it covered when it comes to efficient metal plating.  The six state-of-the-art, electronically programmed hoist lines at Franke Plating Works carry parts to their plating tanks.  They have the capability of electroplating your parts in many different metals for strength, cosmetic needs, function, fit and durability.  At the same time, they can enhance the beauty of your parts by plating them in Copper, Bright Nickel, Electroless Nickel, Zinc (rack and barrel), Cadmium (rack and barrel), Zinc Phosphate, Mag Phosphate, all Passivate of Stainless, Bright-Dipping, Polishing, Wheelabrate and Shot Blasting.


Cerakote is the World Class Leader in thin film ceramic coating. Distinctive high-end look and feel that you have to experience to believe. Easy application, single coat, and oven cured.


Phosphate coatings are used on steel parts for corrosion resistance, lubricity, or as a foundation for subsequent coatings or painting. Phosphate conversion coatings can be used on a variety of materials.

Pickle & Oil

Pickling is a metal surface treatment used to remove impurities, such as stains, inorganic contaminants, rust or scale from ferrous metals, copper, precious metals and aluminum alloys.


Zinc plating is a process to protect against corrosion. The process involves electroplating, running a current through a solution with a zinc anode and steel conductor.

Bright Dip

Bright Dip is a chemical process that brightens brass and copper that does not leave a deposit on the surface of the part.


The tin plating process is used extensively to protect both ferrous and nonferrous surfaces.

Electroless Nickel

Plating of Nickel alloy deposits onto a suitable substrate using a chemical reduction process.


Copper plating is used for heat treat stop off, steel wire for electrical use, decorative, solder, and as a copper plate prior to subsequent plating processes on steel.

Chromatic Conversion

Chromate Conversion is a type of conversion coating used to passivate steel, aluminum, zinc, cadmium, copper, silver, magnesium, and tin alloys.


Cosmichrome is a metallic finish that can be used to give porous substrates such as wood, plaster, ceramic, urethane foam and fiberglass a metallic chrome look.


Electroplated cadmium is a robust and versatile metallic coating. Cadmium is a soft white metal that , when plated onto steel, cast iron, malleable iron, copper, and powdered metal, functions as a “sacrificial coating”, corroding before the substrate material.


Passivation improves the corrosion resistance of stainless steel by removing contaminants, restoring the metal to its original specifications.

Why Cerakote?

Cerakote is the World Class Leader in thin film ceramic coating. They have taken the industry-leading performance of Cerakote H-Series to the next level and improved hardness, abrasion resistance, and lubricity, all in a thinner application. Cerakote has accomplished this by developing an advanced resin technology that enables the incorporation of the highest performance engineered ceramics.

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