Mobile Electroplating

Selective Electroplating by TEI Auckland

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Portable brush electroplating for metal repairs and protective coatings

TEI Auckland Ltd brings selective electroplating (brush plating) to your workshop or worksite, anywhere across the Auckland region. We also have a fully equipped workshop on 172 Station Road, Penrose, where metal repairs can be carried out. Please call Pete on 021 326 289 for details.

Our process is a portable method of electroplating metal componentry. The atomic bond created between the applied coating and the component’s base material is equivalent to the cohesive strength of the base material itself. In fact, very often the application will produce a deposit that has better performance characteristics and is more durable than the original component surface.

Selective electroplating can also be used for preventing corrosion of metal surfaces.


What Is Selective Electroplating?

Originally developed in France circa 1938, selective electroplating–or brush plating–is an electrochemical process specifically designed to be a portable and versatile method of electroplating (coating metal components). Brush plating is performed on localised areas and does not require immersing the part in large tanks of chemicals.

Selective electroplating has been used for the repair and for OEM applications over a wide range of industries from offset printing and manufacturing to aviation and marine.

Why replace your expensive metal componentry when you can repair it with our mobile selective electroplating service.

Print cylinders/offset printer drums
Chrome ram damage
Spear damage
Scores, dings, nicks and scratches

Shaft seal damage
Worn journals
Corrosion repair
Hoist cylinder damage

In-situ electroplating (very large parts)
Forklift mast and steering damage
Dump truck suspension cylinders and hoists

Replacement parts can be costly and with our mobile electroplating service, replacing your metal componentry is often unnecessary!

Call Pete today on 021 326 289.

Because time is money…

Call Pete before you scrap or replace your metal component. Pete Adams is an experienced electroplating technician who can answer your questions and provide support for specialised metal repair problems. With a lightweight powerpack, advanced brush plating technology and a wealth of experience, Pete can be onsite and have you operational again with a minimum of downtime.

An Introduction to Selective Electroplating

Metal repair? Yes, we can!

TEI Auckland’s brush plating service is fully mobile, so we can perform the service at your location. Offering over 100 different deposits of pure metals and alloy coatings, our selective electroplating service can be applied to virtually all common metals and alloys.

Looking for selective electroplating? We come to you!

Or work can be carried out at our fully equipped East Tamaki workshop.

Common Brush Plating Applications

Resizing Metal Componentry

Metal components that are out of dimensional tolerance due to wear or corrosion can be restored to original factory dimensions.

Rebuilding Metal Componentry

Metal components that are damaged (dents, gouges, grooves, scratches etc) or machined can be repaired and resized.

Resurfacing Metals

Our process can restore or improve surface properties such as electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, hardness and wear resistance.

Selective electroplating experience in all major industries

offset printing industry

Printing Industry

  • Restore surface
  • Improve appearance
  • Resist corrosive atmosphere
  • Cut disassembly costs
  • Copperising
  • Defect repair
  • Plate cylinder
  • Ink drums
  • Blanket roll cylinders
  • Guide rolls
  • Saddles
  • Housings
machining and machine tools

Machining & Machine Tools

  • Repair machining errors
  • Reduce seizing and scuffing
  • Improve surface hardness
  • Provide corrosion protection
  • Resist foreign particle action
  • Provide minute surface porosity
  • Gearbox bores
  • Mismachined diameters
  • Bearing housings and journals
  • Grinding roll journals
  • Hydraulic press sleeves
  • Pillow blocks
marine applications

Navy & Marine Applications

  • Repair corrosion damage
  • Restore design size
  • Correct machining errors
  • Repair scoring
  • Resize worn areas
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Reduction gears
  • Pump impellers
  • Hull fittings
  • Steam valves
  • Casing flanges
  • MG sets
  • Bearing areas
aviation industry

Aviation Industry

  • Reduce fretting
  • Improve wear resistance
  • Improve high-temperature hydrogen embrittlement cadmium and zinc-nickle
  • No Bake Nichol Sulfamate
  • Improve brazeability of super alloys
  • Shafts
  • Spacers
  • Landing gear components
  • Vanes
  • Engine cases
  • Wing spar
  • Nozzle supports
mold and die

Mold & Die Industry

  • Resizing for dimension
  • Repair worn areas
  • Reducing product size
  • Enhance mold release
  • Prevent acid attack
  • Improve corrosion resistance
  • Parting lines
  • Gates
  • Cavities
  • Ejection pins
  • Stripper rings
  • Molding screens
power generators

Power Generation

  • Lower contact resistance
  • Increase wearability
  • Resist environmental corrosion
  • Reduce temperature increases
  • Improve solderability
  • Commutators
  • Circuit contacts
  • Generator components
  • Bus bars
  • End bell housings
  • Armatures
  • Turbine components
  • Valve components

Approved through numerous commercial, industrial and military specifications.

Provides coatings of pure metals and alloys, plus hard chrome.

Portable alternative when a stationary part is too difficult or costly to move.

Pinpoint localised plating without excessive masking.

Process with excellent adhesion and little or no need for finishing.

Plating you can count on anywhere, anytime.