Gold Plating for Space Programs


Epner Technology is a leading plating and coating service. Precious metal plating and gold plating to NIST reflectance standards is Epner's specialty. With over 90 years of electro and electroless plating experience Epner is ISO 9001:2000 and NADCAP certified. Epner showcasing radiation shield for a space based system with a laser gold finish.

This large radiation shield started life as a 30' cube of aluminum the hog-out was then plated with .0005 electroless nickel followed by laser gold. Because the shield did not require the ultimate in low emissivity, no polishing was required. The finish shown still will exhibit an emissivity of less than .04 due to the unique properties of this coating.

The leader in plating for expanded marketplaces that include aerospace, medical, R & D, electronic and IR (Infrared) optical markets. Epner's laser gold plating reaches reflectivity of >99% @ 10 microns and >98% at 1 micron. Silver plating is plated to QQ-5365D, Aston, AMS and aerospace specs. High Q silver has a tarnish resistant proprietary deposit designed for microwave cavities and filters. Palladium to MIL-P 45209B and ASTM-B-679K specifications. Precious metals are engineered and applied over metal substrates such as Aluminum, Nickel, Copper, Titanium, Kovar and other exotic alloys as well as non metallic substrates such as plastics, ceramics and glass. "Six Sigma" quality is the standard goal for all challenges. Epner's optical coating and plating is ISO 9001:2000 certified. Epner offers complete turnkey fabrication capabilities.

Call David Epner today for Engineering support and Technical assistance for all your coating or plating application requirements. Visit our website at www.epner.com or call toll free 1-800-823-7637 for the most knowledgeable advice in the metals finishing industry.

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