Tin plating is a process of electrodeposition of a thin layer of tin onto the surface of a metal substrate, most commonly tin is used to coat copper, copper alloys, and steel, but also has applications on aluminum.
Tin has many benefits including:
- Excellent solderability
- Corrosion/oxidation resistance
- Good conductivity
- Cost effective
Tin plating is used in a wide variety of industries, most notably electronics. Lead-free versions can be plated as a bright or matte/dull deposit.