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Cadmium is a soft white metal used primarily for corrosion prevention. It compares very closely to zinc for some applications. Cadmium produces better coverage and has excellent corrosion resistance in marine environments. Cadmium is fairly conductive, ductile (more so than zinc) and can be soldered (almost as well as tin). Cadmium is very toxic and should not be used on any part intended for use where direct food contact could occur. Typical thickness of cadmium is .0002-.0008 inches.  Hohman Plating offers both rack and barrel plating with and without brighteners.  Cadmium will accept chromates.


  • Good lubricity
  • Solderability
  • Low galvanic corrosion in contact with aluminum.
  • Low electrical contact resistance.
  • Good corrosion protection (sacrificial)
  • Ductile
  • Malleable
  • Toxic


  • AMS-QQ-P-416
  • AMS Standard


  • Clear
  • Gold
  • Olive Drab
  • Black


  • .0002-.0008 mils

Hohman Plating Processes

Hohman Plating provides over 50 processes to over 1000 specifications. The attached search provides information on processes we offer and specifications compliant to by spec name, process, prime and organization. This list changes daily as we add capabilities, specifications and prime approvals. For additional information, please contact us.