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Other than product appearance, functionality, and application, the type of material used for plating needs to be considered in the design of a stamped metal part. Especially for precious metals like silver and gold, the cost of these plating materials will contribute a significant cost to the overall part cost. Connor provides design assistance and ESI with our customers; designing their parts for cost efficiency with functionality in mind, we will always recommend the best plating process.

Connor has developed strategic partnerships with regional leading platers, and we are capable of offering custom stampings with various plating solutions.

Pre-plating with tin and nickel. The raw material is pre-plated with non-precious material, and this is usually less expensive than plating each of the individual parts. The limitation of such plating is the cutting edge of the part from the stamping process which will expose base raw materials.

Spot plating with nickel, silver or gold. These precious metals are required for electrical conductivity or application that requires reliability. Spot plating minimizes the use and expense of the material.

Post Plating, ranging from full plating using tin, zinc or zinc nickel or selective plating using nickel, silver or gold. Post plating can be barrel plating, rack plating, or reel to reel plating. Barrel plating is usually used for less critical components using non-precious plating material as compared to rack or reel to reel plating. Rack plating is preferred for intricate parts with complex geometries with a high-quality finish. Reel to Reel plating is used for delicate miniaturized parts when precious metals are used for electrical conductivity and connections.

About Us
Established in 1913, Connor Manufacturing Services, is a US-based company with manufacturing sites located in the USA, Mexico, China, and Malaysia. Connor is a one-stop precision engineering solution provider for your stamped metals and metal fabrications needs.

The markets we serve include Busbars for Electric Vehicles, Automotive, Heavy Truck, Data Communication, Consumer Electronics, Medical, Industrial & Renewable Energy, and High Temperature Clips. At Connor, quality, performance, precision, and people truly make a difference. We care about our customer’s needs and operate globally to provide products and services effectively and efficiently.
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Connor Manufacturing Services, Inc.
22867 NE Townsend Way
Fairview, OR 97024
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Corporate Administration Offices
Connor Manufacturing Services, Inc.
18W140 Butterfield Rd., Suite 1500
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone +1-630-363-3300
Sales@ConnorMS.com

Asia Administration Offices
Connor Manufacturing Services (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
21, Woodlands Industrial Park E1
#03-05 Singapore 757720
Phone +65-6854-1661
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