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Sulfuric acid anodizing is a conversion on aluminum which changes the surface to an aluminum oxide. It has greater abrasion resistance, corrosion protection and is non conductive. The aluminum oxide builds up on the surface and penetrates into the material an equal amount. Sulfuric acid anodize can be dyed various colors.Specs:
Type II
Class 1 Clear
Class 2 ColoredMil-STD-171, 7.2.1, clear
Mil-STD-171, 7.2.2, colored

AMS-2471, clear
AMS-2472, colored

ASTM B580 type B-F

Colors offered:
Clear, black, blue, red, green, gold.

Available Process(es):

All of our anodize finishes are RoHS compliant.
JMD can provide corrosion testing according to ASTM B117 per request.

Black Nickel

Electroless black nickel-phosphorus plating is an advanced electroless nickel plating process formulated to deposit a black finish. It is a decorative functional RoHS compliant metal finish. The black nickel will mask the surface condition of the substrate. Dull parts will plate matte black nickel. Polished parts will have high gloss black nickel appearance. Heat treating the black nickel will increase corrosion resistance, harden the black layer and stabilize the deposit color. Black nickel is a conductive finish which can be used as a replacement for anodize when the non conductive finish is inappropriate for the function. The black nickel finish is used with a low phosphorus electroless nickel, but a base layer of medium or high phosphorus electroless nickel can be used to increase corrosion resistance. Black nickel popularity is growing in the defense, aerospace, ammunition, mechanical and electronic industries.

Bright dip

Bright dip is an immersion acid based application used to protect and clean copper and brass. The finish can remove scale, oxide and tarnished surfaces leaving a uniform natural color. The material will readily oxide and JMD recommends using a conversion coating to further protect the material from corroding.


Copper plating is electrolytically deposited metal finish that has functional and decorative characteristics. Decorative finishes are often lacquered after plate due to the fact copper readily oxides. Functionally copper is used because of its excellent electrical and thermal conductivity. Copper is also used as a base layer or underplating. The benefits of underplating are improves final finish, improves adhesion and improves corrosion resistance.Mil-C-14550Class 0- 0.001-0.005″ minimum deposit, heat treatment stop-off shield
Class 1- 0.001″ minimum deposit, for carburizing shield, decarburizing shield
Class 2- 0.0005″ minimum deposit, for undercoating for nickel and other materials
Class 3- 0.0002″ minimum deposit, to prevent basis metal migration into tin layer
Class 4- 0.0001″ minimum deposit, to prevent basis metal migration into tin layer


Class 25- 25um or 0.001″ minimum coating thickness
Class 20- 20um or 0.0008″ minimum coating thickness
Class 12- 12um or 0.00048″ minimum coating thickness
Class 5- 5um or 0.0002″ minimum coating thickness
Class X- Thickness as specified


Copper plating is RoHS compliant.

Chromate conversion

Chromate conversion also known as chemical film, alodine and iridite offers increased corrosion protection of aluminum. It is inexpensive, electrically conductive and is often used as a pretreatment for paint and adhesives.Specs:
Mil-C-5541 or Mil-DTL-81706Classifications:
Type I-Compositions containing hexavalent chromium
Type II-Compositions contianing no hexavalent chromium

Class 1A-For maximum protection against corrosion, painted or unpainted
Class 3-For protection against corrosion where low electrical resistance is required

ASTM B449-93

Classification of chromate coatings:
KEY: Class, Appearance, Coating mass per unit area g/m2, corrosion protection
1 – yellow to brown, 0.4 to 2, maximum corrosion resistance generally used as final finish
2 – colorless to yellow, 0.1 to 0.4, moderate corrosion resistance, used as a paint base and for bonding to rubber
3 – colorless, less then 0.1, decorative, slight corrosion resistance, low electrical contact resistance
4 – light green to green, 0.2 to 5, moderate corrosion resistance, used as a paint base and for bonding to rubber

Mil-STD-171, 7.3.1
Mil-STD-171, 7.3.3

Available Process(es):
Large Capacity Automated Hoist-line

JMD can provide corrosion testing according to ASTM B117 per request.
JMD offers both RoHS compliant and non RoHS compliant chemical conversion coatings.

Electroless Nickel

Electroless Nickel alloys of nickel and phosphorus with a auto catalytic chemical reduction of hypohpphite forms a unique coating which does not require an external current. This process produces coatings of uniform thickness which is beneficial when plating irregularly shaped objects, holes, recesses, internal surfaces, valves or threaded holes. Electroless nickel is more corrosion resistant then traditional electrolytic nickel.JMD offers low, medium and high phosphorus content electroless nickel:
Low – Solderable, deposit hardness up to 60 Rockwell, excellent resistance to alkaline corrosion
Medium – Most commonly used electroless nickel, Bright appearance, magnetic, good solderabiblity, moderate corrosion resistance
High – Maximum corrosion resistance, has a low degree of solder ability, semi bright to matte appearanceSpecs:

Class 1- as plated with no subsequent heat treatment
Class 2- Heat treated to achieve required hardness
Class 3- Aluminum alloys non heat treatable, beryllium alloys processed to improve adhesion of the nickel deposit
Class 4- Aluminum alloys heat treatable, processed to improve adhesion of the nickel deposit

Grade A- 0.0010 inch minimum deposit thickness
Grade B- 0.0005 inch minimum deposit thickness
Grade C- 0.0015 inch minimum deposit thickness

ASTM B733-04

Type I- no requirement of phosphorus
Type II- 1-3% phosphorus (low)
Type III- 2-4% phosphorus (low)
Type IV- 5-9% phosphorus (medium)
Type V- 10% or greater phosphorus (high)

SC0- Minimum thickness 0.000004″
SC1- Light Service 0.0002″ minimum
SC2- Mild Service 0.0005″ minimum
SC3- Moderate Service 0.001″ minimum
SC4- Severe Service 0.003″ minimum

Class 1- As deposited no heat treatment
Class 2- Heat treatment at 250* to 400* C to produce a minimum hardness of 850 HK100
Class 3- Heat treatment at 180* to 200* C for 2 to 4 hours to improve coating adhesion and to provide hydrogen embrittlement relief
Class 4- Heat treatment at 120* to 130* C for at least 1 hour of heat treatable (age-hardened) aluminum alloys and carburiezed steel to increase adhesion
Class 5- Heat treatment at 140* to 150* C for non age-hardened aluminum alloys and beryllium to improve coating adhesion

Available Process(es):

JMD electroless nickel is RoHS compliant.
JMD can provide corrosion testing according to ASTM B117 per request.


Electropolish is a process that removes material from the surface of stainless steel which creates a smooth, bright, mirror-like finish. The finish resembles polished chrome plating. Electropolish can also be used for deburring, cleaning, and passivating.


Caustic etching is a immersion process that is used for cleaning and removing oxides which provides a consistent, uniform matte finish. The finish is commonly used for deburring, and preparing parts for paint, powder, anodizing, chromating and other metal finishes.Acid etching is a mild form of cleaning aluminum. The acid etching process JMD follow does not remove material which makes it a great candidate for machined parts with tight tolerance holes. This finish will not dull the material but will remove oxidation from the surface of aluminum.

Hardcoat Anodize

Hardcoat anodizing forms a non-conductive aluminum oxide on the surface of the aluminum substrate. It increases corrosion resistance, wear resistance and is a great adhesion base for primers/paints/glues. The properties of this finish help retain lubricants and PTFE coatings. Hardcoat anodize is the second hardest naturally occurring substance; second only to diamonds.Specs:
Type III
Class I natural or clear
Class II colored or blackMil-STD-171, 7.5.1
Mil-STD-171, 7.5.2


ASTM 580, Type A

All of our Hardcoat anodize finishes are RoHS compliant.
JMD can provide corrosion testing according to ASTM B117 per request.


Nickel is a electrolytic plating that has a reflective, high luster, decrative finish. JMD use a watts nickel application which provides excellent bright deposits that are wear and corrosion resistant. Nickel can be used to build up undersized or worn parts and commonly used on hand tools, appliances, hardware and plumbing supplies.Specs:
QQ-N-290Class 1- corrosion protective plating
Class 2- engineering plating

Grade A- 0.0016 minimum thickness
Grade B- 0.0012 minimum thickness
Grade C- 0.0010 minimum thickness
Grade D- 0.0008 minimum thickness
Grade E- 0.0006 minimum thickness
Grade F- 0.0004 minimum thickness
Grade G- 0.0002 minimum thickness

Class 1 categories
SB- single layer bright nickel deposits
SD- single layer dull or semi-brigth deposits
M- multilayer nickel deposits


Type 1- nickel deposits plated from solutions free of brightneers hardeners or stress control additives
Type 2- nickel deposits plated from solutions containing sulfur, or other codepostited additives
Type 3- nickel deposits contianing dispersed submcron particles such as silicon carbide, tungsten carbide or aluminum carbide to increase hardness or wear resistance

Available Process(es):

Nickel is a RoHS compliant metal finish.
JMD can provide corrosion testing according to ASTM B117 per request.

Nickel Alloy Electroplating

Nickel Alloy Electroplating may be used in place of BW-162-P when eliminating hexavalent chromium from zinc/zinc alloy electroplated surface treatments.Specs:
Type 1 – No topcoat
Type 2 – With topcoatGrade A- 0.0002 min. electroplating thickness
Grade B- 0.0003 min. electroplating thickness
Grade C- 0.0004 min. electroplating thickness

Class 1 categories
SB- single layer bright nickel deposits
SD- single layer dull or semi-brigth deposits
M- multilayer nickel deposits

Colored trivalent finishes are available in clear, blue-bright, yellow, olive drab, and black. Unless the drawing specifies otherwise, all plated parts shall be given a uniform clear to blue-bright trivalent chromate coating. Other chromate colors may be specified for identification purposes and shall meet all corrosion resistance requirements herein.

Nickel Alloy Electroplating is a RoHS compliant metal finish.


Passivation is the removal of exogenous iron or iron compounds from the surface of stainless steel by means of a chemical dissolution. The passivation removes contamination left behind from machining and fabricating processes. Contaminants left on the part could result in corrosion and deterioration of the stainless steel.Specs:
Nitric 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Citric 1, 2, 3, 4, 5QQ-P-35

Mil-STD-171, 5.4.1


Available Process(es):

Passivate is a RoHS compliant finish.

Powder coating

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied electro statically, using a free-flowing, dry powder.
After application it is cured under heat to provide a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. It
is commonly used by the medical, commercial, auto, and defense industries. The toughness of the finish
product allows for indoor and outdoor applications; even in the most extreme of conditions. It is known
as a “green” product, emitting zero VOC’s.JMD Industries Powder coating capabilities include:
• Epoxy
• Polyester
• Urethane
• Vinyl
• Nylon
• Smooth or textured
• Masking
• Prototypes through production
• Stripping/ReworkWith our 15’x10’x8’ batch oven we are able to powder coat even the biggest of pieces.

JMD is also able to recycle our powder, resulting in near zero waste and less cost to our customer.

Screen Printing and Part Stamping

Screen printing is a technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. This is most commonly screen on parts that have already been processed through a number of metal finishes. This allows for a very graphic and visual end product. Screen printing is more versatile than traditional printing methods, such as etching or lithography, as it does not have to be printed under pressure. A variety of different inks can be used to screen print almost any material or object.JMD Industries screen printing capabilities include:
• Part stamping
• Screen burning
• Graphics
• Gloss/flat inks
• Variety of colorsOur in house screen burning allows for quick and easy art work creation. Simply send us your print, we create the artwork, and your screen is made within minutes and hours, not days.


Silver plating is a decorative and functional metal finish. Silver is commonly used in the electronics, medical and telecommunications industries. Silver plating is electrically conductive, thermally conductive, and ductile. It is also known for it solderability, corrosion resistance and lubricity.Specs:
QQ-S-365Type II Semi-bright deposits
Type III Bright deposits

Grade A- with supplementary tarnish application
Grade B- without supplementary tarnish application


Type 1- 99.9% minimum purity
Type 2- 99.0% minimum purity
Type 3- 98.0% minimum purity

Grade B- bright deposits with the use of brighteners
Grade D- semi bright deposits obtained by the use of additional agents

Class N- without supplementary tarnish application
Class S- with supplementary tarnish application

Available Process(es):

Silver plating is RoHS compliant.
JMD offers post treatment to improve corrosion resistance.


Tin is a soft, malleable, solderable deposit that is electrolytically applied to substrates. It is used for its resistance to corrosion, tarnishing and has the ability to preserve low contact resistance.Tin plating specifications:Mil-T-10727
Type I-Electro deposited tin
Mil-T-10727 was canceled in February of 1997, and the cancellation notice directs users to ASTM B545.

ASTM B545-97

Service class:

KEY: Class – Minimum thickness, Typical applications
A – 2.5um or 0.0001″, Mild service conditions, providing corrosion and tarnish resistance, coatings that are not to be soldered
B – 5um or 0.0002″, Mild service conditions, coating that helps facilitate the soldering of electrical components, surface preparation for protective painting
C – 8um or 0.00032″, Moderate exposure conditions, usually indoors, retention of solderablitly of solderable articles during storage
D – 15um or 0.0006″, Severe service, exposure to dampness and mild corrosion from environment
E – 30um or 0.0012″, Very severe sercie conditions, including elevated temperatures, exposed to corrosive ligquies, atmosphere or gases
F – 1.5um or 0.00006″, Similar to class A but for shorter term contact applications and short shelf life requirements

Available Process(es):

JMD is offering a RoHS compliant Bright Tin plating.

Wet painting

Wet painting is a traditional surface treatment method; it is to spray a pigment in any water based or solvent based paint onto the metal or non-metal component or part of almost any shape. This is commonly used in the commercial, medical, aerospace, and defensive industries. It provides a highly cosmetic finish. The thin paint film allows for less material use and waste; which results in lower customer costs.JMD Industries wet paint capabilities include:
• Dry Film Lubrications
• Epoxy
• Water base
• Urethane
• Texturing
• Color matching
• Masking
• Prototype through ProductionOur 15’x10’x8’ batch oven allows us to force cure even the biggest parts for fast drying and even faster shipment.

We also can meet all military and ASTM specifications.


Zinc plating is a sacrificial protective coating which can be further protected by post plate treatments such as chromates and sealers. It is considered an inexpensive means of protecting against corrosion.Specs:
ASTM B633-11Thickness classes for coatings:
KEY: Classification #, Service condition, Thickness
Fe/Zn 25, SC4 (very severe), 25um or 0.001″
Fe/Zn 12, SC3 (severe), 12um or 0.0005″
Fe/Zn 8, SC2 (moderate), 8 um or 0.0003″
Fe/Zn 5, SC1 (mild), 5 um or 0.0002″

Finish Type and corrosion resistance:
KEY: Type – Description, Minimum salt spray hours
I – As-plated without supplementary treatments, –
II -With colored chromate coatings, 96
III – With colorless chromate conversion coatings, 12
IV – With phosphate conversion coatings, –
V – With colorless passivate, 72
VI – With colored passivate, 120

Available Process(es):
High Volume Automated Rack-line
Large Capacity Manual Hoist-line
High Volume Barrel-line

All chromate conversion’s for zinc plating offered in both RoHS compliant and non RoHS compliant.
JMD offers post plate sealers which can increase corrosion resistance to over 300 hours.
JMD can provide corrosion testing according to ASTM B117 per request.
JMD can bake parts on site for relieving hydrogen embrittlement.

Zinc phosphate

Zinc phosphating is used as a base for paint and powder coating. It has a higher corrosion resistance than iron phosphate and is the preferred means of pretreatment in automotive, electronic and military applications. Zinc phosphate is usually measured by coating weight not thickness like most metal finishes. JMD offers post zinc phosphate seal which increases corrosion resistance. The zinc phosphate produces a crystalline coating that absorbs and holds lubricating oils, reduces wear on moving surfaces and improves torque-tensions.Specs:
Type Z, Class 1 Zinc phosphate and supplementary preservative treatment or coating
Type Z, Class 3 Zinc phosphate with no supplementary treatmentDOD-P-16232
Type Z, Class 1 Zinc phosphate and supplementary preservative treatment or coating
Type Z, Class 3 Zinc phospahte with no supplementary treatment

MIL-STD-171 Zinc phosphate Type Z, Class 1 supplementary preservative treatment or coating Zinc phosphate Type Z, Class 3 with no supplementary treatment

TT-C-490, Type I Zinc phosphate immersion application
TT-C-490, Type V Zinc phosphate 500mg/ft2 mim – 1100mg/ft2 max

SAE AMS 2480 Phosphate treatment paint base

MIL-STD-171E 5.1.1 Zinc phosphate base

Zinc phosphate is RoHS compliant.
JMD can provide corrosion testing according to ASTM B117 per request.

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