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Canada Office

6141 Atlantic Dr., Unit 10, Mississauga, ON L5T 1L9
T. 905-564-1859
F. 905-564-9764

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CMC has developed and implemented a quality management system (ISO 9001/2000) to demonstrate its capability to consistently produce products that meet applicable regulatory and industry requirements.

We ensure consistent client satisfaction through effective application of ISO 9001/2000 and ongoing improvement.

CMC is Controlled Goods Registered under CGP #17064 - valid until February 2017.

Our operations are in compliance with the following industry specifications for electroless nickel:

Consensus Standards

  • ASTM B-733
  • ASTM B-607
  • Mil-C-26074E (AMS-26074): a military specification, approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense
  • AMS 2405
  • AMS 2404
  • AMS 2399

In-House or Proprietary Standards

  • Ford: ESW-M1P65A
  • Chrysler: PS-5009
  • GM
  • Aircraft companies: Boeing, Pratt Whitney
  • Machinery equipment companies: Caterpillar, Applied Materials

Specification Requirements for Mil-C-26074E Classification

Nickel coatings shall be classified in accordance with thermal treatment applied subsequent to plating:

Class 1: As plated, no subsequent heat treatment: a bake for hydrogen embrittlement relief is not considered a heat treatment.

Class 2: Heat treated to obtain required hardness. May be used on all metals not affected by heating to 500F and above. Coatings shall have a minimum hardness of 800 knoop or equivalent vickers when tested. Class 2 coatings on steel parts that have a hardness of 40 RCH or above are required to be tested without cracking of fracture. The desired hardness can be achieved by heating the part (see within 4 hours arter coating).

Class 3: Aluminum alloys non heat-treatable, and beryllium alloys processed to improve adhesion of the nickel deposit. Non heat-treatable aluminum parts shall be heated for 1 to 1.5 hours at 375F to improve adhesion of nickel deposit.

Class 4: Aluminum alloys, heat-treatable, processed to improve adhesion of the nickel deposit. Heat-treatable aluminum alloys shall be heated between 240F to 260F for 1 to 1.5 hours to improve adhesion of nickel deposit.

* NOTE: These alloy types and grades may undergo microstructural changes when heated to 375F.

Nickel coatings have the following grades:

  • Grade A - O.0010-inch minimum thickness.
  • Grade B - 0.0005-inch minimum thickness.
  • Grade C - 0.0015-inch minimum thickness

ASTM B-733

A standard specification for autocatalytic nickel-phosphorus coatings on metals.

  • Type 1: No requirement for phosphorus
  • Type 2: 1-3% P low phosphorus
  • Type 3: 2-4% P low-med. phosphorus
  • Type 4: 5-9% P medium phosphorus
  • Type 5: 10 % + P high phosphorus

QUALITY Requirements for ASTM B-733:

  • Appearance;
  • Thickness - service condition;
  • Adhesion - testing method ASTM B571;
  • Porosity;
  • Composition - alloy type;
  • Microhardness - ASTM B578;
  • Wear;
  • Hydrogen embrittlement evaluation ASTM F519; and
  • Corrosion resistance.

Testing Standards

  • ASTM B117: A method of salt spray (fog) testing.
  • ASTM B487: Measurement of metal and oxide coatings thickness by microscopical examination of a cross section
  • ASTM B499: Standard test method for measurement of coating thickness by the magnetic method. Non magnetic coatings on magnetic base metals.
  • ASTM B567: A method for measurement of coating thickness by the beta backscatter method.
  • ASTM B568: X-Ray spectrometry
  • ASTM B571: A test method for adhesion of metallic coatings.
  • ASTM B578: A test method for microhardness of electroplated coatings.
  • ASTM E18: Rockwell hardness and rockwell superficial hardness of metallic materials.
  • ASTM E384: A test method for microhardness of materials.
  • ASTM F519: Mechanical hydrogen embrittlement testing of plating processes and aircraft maintenance chemicals.

Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) and Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition (PACVD)

For in-depth information about the PVD and PACVD coationgs, please visit our sister company, PVD Advanced Technologies Inc.:


A versatile, general-purpose coating for cutting, forming, injection molding, etc. Ideal for moderately abrasive applications.


A universal, high-performance coating for cutting, drilling, milling, reaming, turning and dry machining.


A high performance, aluminum coating with excellent heat resistance properties for dry machining applications.


A special, optimum release coating for forming tools for molds and dies and machine components. It is also very effective in piercing and punching applications.


A conventional carbon nitride coating for stamping, punching, forming, milling, tapping and interrupted cutting.


A multi purpose coating suitable for a wide range of applications including but not restricted to: milling, hobbing, tapping, stamping, punching, etc. Its properties include a low friction coefficient, combined with high toughness, hardness and heat resistance.


A unique coating for cutting, drilling, and milling machine components made out of aluminum or copper that protects against galling when working with soft metals.

Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC)

DLC coating is very resistant to abrasive and adhesive wear making it suitable for use in both rolling and sliding applications that experience extreme contact pressure. Unlike graphite, DLC provides high lubricity in both ambient and vacuum atmospheres.

Due to its unique combination of properties, DLC coatings are extremely effective in tribological and wear applications such as: magnetic storage media, molds, tools, dies, diesel injection pumps, sliding bearings, car valve rockers, gears, tappets of racing motorcycles, laser barcode scanner windows in supermarkets, VCR head drums, textile industry parts, motor cycle forks, razor blades, etc.


CMC has been providing coating solutions to automotive, electronic, aerospace, engineering, chemical, mining, and medical industries since 2001. Over the years, we have mastered the intricacies and complex needs of manufacturers in supplying industry partners with effective tools, products and technologies.

As part of our consulting service capabilities, we combine in-depth industry knowledge with broad process expertise and extensive experience in managing small, medium and large scale operations. Our services include but are not restricted to:

  • Providing specialized technical support and troubleshooting;
  • Offering specialized Material Science related courses; and
  • Strategic coating process consultation (capitalizing on value added of each particular coating, control over mini part handling, protection of proprietary knowledge, part design, etc.).

Our consulting team maintains the highest level of technical knowledge and latest market technologies to provide our clients with proven, yet innovative industry supported solutions for their needs.

We offer customized HALF-DAY, ONE DAY and TWO DAY training courses geared at design engineers and various industry professionals.

All our courses are adjusted to relevant industry needs and provide participants with an understanding of the fundamentals in a broad range of focus areas:

  • Basic principles of electroplating and its applications;
  • Pretreatment cleaning cycles;
  • Engineering coatings, deposit properties, comparison and applications;
  • Anodizing of aluminum;
  • Electroless and immersion processes;
  • Electroless nickel composites;
  • Hard chrome composites;
  • PVD and CVD coatings, definition and applications; and
  • Basic rules of product design and integration of coating systems.

If you have specific questions or wish to learn more about our customized training courses and workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Silver plating is an electro-deposit process for electrical engineering and electronic applications. Unlike gold deposits, silver deposits tends to oxidize much easier, thus being often used as a less expensive alternative to gold.


This process is primarily for electric, electronic and wire bonding applications. It plates a thin, gold deposit on electroless nickel. Masking is available for plating a specific area, an internal or external thread, as required.

Its characteristics include:

  • Very good solderability;
  • A bright, uniform deposit; and
  • It does not tarnish.


Silver plating is used for various applications in electrical, bearing surfaces, contacts, etc.

Its characteristics include:

  • Excellent lubricity, ductility and solderability;
  • A deposit density of 10.5 grams/cc;
  • Hardness of 90-100 vickers;
  • 99.9% pure silver; and
  • Compliance with federal QQ-S-365, various AMS and individual company specification requirements.