Stud Bolts, Nuts, Screws, Threaded Rod & Washers
Tin plated fasteners like bolts, nuts screws, stud bolts, washers are a popular choice for electroplating because tin plating or “tinning” is an extremely cost-effective process. Tin is readily available, it is much less expensive than pricier metals such as gold, platinum or palladium. Tin also offers excellent solderability, as well as superior protection against corrosion.
Tin plating can produce a whitish-gray color that is preferable when a dull or matte appearance is desired. It can also produce a shiny, metallic look when a bit more luster is preferred. Tin offers a decent level of conductivity, making tin plating useful in the manufacturing of various electronic components.