Plating Contact Brush – Auric Metal Finishers
Auric Metal Finishers are based in the West Midlands. They are a leader in the electroplating industry and apply coatings of precious metals including gold, silver, and palladium.
Auric originally approached Cottam to find a solution to a common problem in the electroplating process – the build-up of acids and debris on the contact plates caused by the transfer of an electrical current. This was leaving the final product more at risk of marking and scratches.
After discussing the issue with our customer, Cottam was able to suggest using a Plating Contact Brush. The brush consists of a brass block filled with crimped stainless-steel wire. Stainless steel is a naturally corrosion resistant material, making it a good choice for working with material reactions.
Auric Metal Finishers said “This is the first time we had seen this sort of brush. Using this method means we have fewer markings on our final products. We would highly recommend Cottam as they do everything quickly and efficiently. They know our products well and we order from them on a regular basis. We’re very happy with the service we get as it means when we need new brushes, we don’t have to source a supplier each time.”