Aavid has a wide variety of in-house finishing capabilities, some of which include anodizing, chromate, and nickel plating. Finishes are suitable for applications where electrical isolation or electrical conductivity is needed. Natural convection solutions benefit from finishes as they increase the amount of heat dissipated by thermal radiation.

Finishing Capabilities Include:

General Finishing ProcessesNickel Platting Finish Line

  • Caustic etching
  • Silk screening
  • Washing
  • Irridite
  • Degreasing

Aluminum Finishes 

  • Electrically Isolating

    • Black Anodize (RoHS Compliant)
    • Clear Anodize (RoHS Compliant)
    • Hard Anodize (RoHS Compliant)
    • Black Paint (RoHS Compliant)
    • Colors available by special order
  • Electrically Conductive

    • AavSHIELD3 (RoHS Compliant)
    • AavSHIELDNC (RoHS Compliant)
    • Gold Chromate
    • Clear Chromate
    • Chromate per Mil-C-5541 Class 1A
  • Solderable Finishes

    • Electroless Nickel (RoHS Compliant)
    • 100% Matte Tin (RoHS Compliant)
    • Tin / Lead

Copper Finishes

  • AavSHIELD3C (RoHS Compliant)
  • Chromate
  • 100% Matte Tin (RoHS Compliant)
  • Tin / Lead