Barrel Plating Method of Electroplating

Klein Plating Works (KPW) offers the barrel plating method of electroplating. The barrel plating method is an efficient and relatively low-cost method of electroplating. Parts and components are placed inside a barrel that slowly rotates while it is immersed in the metal plating solution. Electrical contact is made through the use of danglers or centerbars that are located inside the barrel. This electroplating method is usually recommended since high volumes of parts can be plated with uniform coverage.

Klein Plating Works uses the barrel plating method for:

KPW utilizes manual barrel plating lines which are designed for small lots and prototypes. Some parts may be too large or delicate to use the barrel plating method. Please keep in mind that there is always a chance for part damage or bending due to the nature of the tumbling process. In cases where parts cannot go through the barrel plating process, we recommend the rack plating method which is more labor intensive and thus more costly. KPW's experienced electroplating staff will analyze your product and determine which metal plating process best suits your need.