Industries Served

Dynatronix has provided power supplies for electroplating applications into many different industries.  The diversity of the electroplating applications within each of these industries is amazing!    We understand that every application is unique and are willing to partner with you to develop a solution that addresses the unique needs and challenges of your application.  For over 40 years, we have worked closely with our customers to provide solutions that offer them the opportunity to excel within their respective market segments.

While electroplating has been at the forefront of most of these applications, Dynatronix has also identified several different applications for its rectifiers that do not involve metal finishing.  It is this willingness to provide Custom Power Solutions that is at the heart of our success.

Click on the Industries Served sections below to learn more about the applications within these industries.

Dynatronix in Diverse Industries


Aerospace & Defense

Sample Components:

  • Landing gear
  • Spars
  • Actuators & servo-cylinders
  • Jet engine components
  • Internal trim and other internal components
  • Electronics & connectors

Sample Applications

  • Enhance structural properties (strength, stiffness, impact resistance), corrosion resistance, wear resistance.  Common applications include electroplating of nickel, chromium, cobalt and aluminum
  • Reduce fatigue sensitivity.  Common applications include sulfuric acid anodizing as well as other types of anodizing (boric-sulfuric, phosphoric)
  • Weight reduction.  Common applications include electroplating of aluminum, electroplating on plastics and emerging nanotechnology-based processes
  • Replacement of environmentally harmful or carcinogenic processes such as cadmium, and hexavalent chromium electroplating.  Emerging technologies include processes such as Integran Technologies' Nanovate process, tin-zinc plating, and zinc-nickel plating.
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Automotive

Sample Components:

  • Electronics & connectors, etc
  • Engine components
  • Bumpers & grills,
  • Wheels
  • External and internal trim pieces

Sample Applications:

  • Corrosion prevention, wear resistance, aesthetics.  Common applications include electroplating of nickel and chromium.
  • Reduce weight.  Applications include electroplating on plastics and emerging technologies such as Integran Technologies’ Nanovate process.
  • Improve electrical characteristics.  Common applications include electroplating of copper, nickel, gold, tin, and tin/lead.
  • Mold-making, most commonly done via nickel electroforming.
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Communications

Sample Components:

  • Satellite components (tuners, tunable shorts, attentuators, phase shifters)
  • Antennae
  • Waveguides
  • Optical connectors

Sample Applications:

  • Precision fabrication, weight reduction, miscellaneous mechanical properties.  Common applications include electroforming of copper and nickel.
  • Electroplating of copper, nickel, gold, silver, nickel-cobalt.
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Computers, Memory & Storage

Sample Components:

  • Connectors
  • Circuit boards
  • Components for storage devices

Sample Applications:

  • Corrosion protection,
  • Wear resistance
  • Improved electrical characteristics
  • Common applications include electroplating of copper, nickel, gold, silver, tin, tin/lead.
  • Magnetic properties:   Common applications include electroplating of nickel/iron, cobalt/iron
  • Magnetic shielding:  Common applications include electroplated copper and nickel foils
  • CD/DVD mastering/replication.  Electroplating and electroforming of nickel is commonly used to produce stampers (molds) and mothers (mandrels) in the production of CDs and DVDs.
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Electronics

Sample Components:

  • Connectors, contacts, relays, fuses
  • Flexible circuits, printed wiring boards, printed circuits
  • Transducers, sensors, instrumentation, isolators, circulators, diodes

Sample Applications:

  • Corrosion protection
  • Wear resistance
  • Electrical/conductivity characteristics.  Common applications include electroplating of copper, nickel, gold, silver, tin, tin/lead, cadmium, platinum, palladium, palladium-nickel.
  • Magnetic shielding.  Common applications include electroplated copper and nickel foils, and Integran Technologies’ Nanovate EM process.
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Energy

Sample Components:

  • Components for wind turbines, solar cells/panels (backing planes, window materials), batteries, nuclear

Sample Applications:

  • Primary battery manufacturing.  Common applications include the electroplating of copper and nickel.
  • Secondary battery manufacturing.  Common applications include electroplating and electroforming of nickel to produce the positive electrode for nickel/cadmium (Ni/Cd) and nickel/metal hydride (NiMH) batteries.
  • Storage.  Common applications being researched include electroplating of zinc.
  • Solar cell/panel components.  Common applications include electroplating of copper, silver, cadmium telluride, cadmium selenide, zinc-cadmium selenide, cadmium sulfide, zinc oxide.
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Hardware & Fastener Industry

Sample Components: 

  • Fasteners, bolts, nuts, screws, rivets
  • Handles, knobs, drawer slides

Sample Applications:

  • Wear resistance
  • Corrosion protection
  • Aesthetics
  • Common applications include the electroplating of zinc, nickel, chromium, copper, bronze, brass, gold and other precious metals.
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Medical

Sample Components:

  • Stents
  • Catheters
  • Implantable devices
  • Surgical instruments.

Sample Applications:

  • Removal of burrs and occlusions in metal via electropolishing of stainless steel or nitinol
  • Electrolytic deburring
  • Antimicrobial properties.  Common applications include electroplating of silver due to its ability to kill bacteria.
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Printing & Curing

Sample Components:

  • Rollers for news printing and textile printing
  • Power source UV light bridges for ink curing.

Sample Applications:

  • Ultraviolet (UV) curing of inks.  An example of this is the use of power supplies for LED light bridges for ink curing
  • Fabrication of rollers applications include the electroforming of nickel and electroplating of chromium
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Oil & Gas

Sample Components:

  • Barrel tubes
  • Piping
  • Plungers
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Valves &  flow control devices

Sample Applications:

  • Wear resistance
  • Corrosion protection
  • Lubricity
  • Common applications include electroplating of nickel and chromium, and electropolishing of stainless steel.
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Research & Development

Sample Components:

  • Solar cells/panels
  • Semiconductors
  • Nuclear components
  • Battery & energy-related devices

Sample Applications:

  • Includes electroplating and electroforming processes listed in nearly every industry sector (see other industries listed in this document)
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Semiconductor

Sample Components:

  • Computer chips
  • ULSI interconnection devices
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Solar cells/panels (backing planes, window materials)
  • X-ray/gamma ray detectors
  • Infrared detectors
  • Lead ion sensors
  • Transistors
  • Piezoelectric devices

Sample Applications:

  • The most common application for ULSI interconnect devices is the electrodeposition of copper via the damascene process.
  • Via and trench fill is commonly accomplished via copper electroplating as well.
  • Applications are numerous in the manufacture of various sensors, detectors and optoelectronic devices.
  • Common processes include electroplating of gold, silver, nickel, cadmium telluride, cadmium selenide, indium, lead sulfide, zinc oxide
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Sporting Goods

Sample Components:

  • Golf club shafts & putter heads
  • Aluminum baseball bats
  • Fishing reel components
  • Snow board bindings
  • Tennis Rackets

Sample Applications:

  • Increased impact resistance and hardness
  • Increased wear resistance
  • Increased strength
  • Weight reduction
  • Common applications include electroplating of chromium and Integran Technologies’ Nanovate process.
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Sintering

Sample Components:

  • Furnaces (power sources)
  • Hot Zones

Sample Applications:

  • Spark Plasma Sintering:  Pulsed DC is passed through the hydraulic rams and creates the heat source for the sintering process, in place of a traditional furnace.  This method speeds up the sintering process, resulting in improved production and energy savings.
  • Annealing
  • Alloy creation
  • Arc melting
  • Brazing
  • Ceramic firing
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Water Treatment & Metal Recovery

Sample Components:

  • Removal & recovery of metals from solutions
  • Separation of contaminants in waste water
  • Disinfection and anti-fouling

Sample Applications:

  • Metal extraction/recovery (electrowinning).  Common applications include electrowinning of copper, gold, and other precious metals.
  • Contaminant separation:  Common application is electrocoagulation.
  • Disinfection/anti-fouling:  Common application is electrochlorination.
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