Dorsetware Ltd


Here at Dorsetware, we specialise in metal finishing and electroplating services for large contracts and small domestic jobs. As experts in metal finishing, we are quality assured and conform to ISO 9001:2000. 

Chrome Plating

We provide decorative chrome plating. Our decorative chrome plating is suitable for applications requiring a combination of a bright mirror-like reflective finish that can be easily cleaned, and a surface resistant to corrosion and scratching and is biologically inert.

Black Anodising

We provide deep black anodising on a range of components. Black anodising is ideal for the production of hard wear-resistant surfaces on aluminium for aircraft and general engineering uses. We also provide hard anodising, coloured anodising, hard coloured anodising and sulphuric anodising.

Bright Nickel

We use a bright nickel solution to deliver very white deposits, ideal for use under a trivalent chrome. Bright nickel can be deposited on steel and aluminium and is often used to produce a stainless steel-like appearance. Our bright nickel plating process is suitable for decorative and cosmetic applications, to provide good corrosion resistance with high levelling and ultra-white nickel deposits.

Electroless Nickel Plating

Our electroless nickel plating provides an extremely hardwearing finish with excellent throw properties. Electroless nickel plating provides 100 percent coverage within bores and blind holes. Electroless nickel can also be heat treated.

Electro and Bright Tin Plating

Electro and bright tin plating is often used for electrical applications due to its excellent electrical conductivity and solderability. Bright tin plating is also used for heat sensitive applications such as fire fighting, food processing equipment, and for kitchen and domestic tableware.

Copper Plating

We use advanced copper plating methods as it has three main benefits and associated applications. Copper plating can be used as a decorative finish, a base metal for chrome, tin and nickel and as an electrical conductor.

Gold Plating

We use gold plating for applications including electronic circuit components, high-quality relay points and general electrical contact plating. Gold plating is suitable for high-conductivity and corrosion-resistant coating requirements.

Metal Finishing Processes

We provide a wide variety of metal finishing processes. Our diverse metal finishing processes include:

  • Aluminium Etching
  • Aluminium Plating
  • Black Chromium Plating
  • Hardness Testing
  • Brass Plating
  • Heat Treatment 
  • Bright Decorative Chromium Plating
  • Mechanical Finishing - (Auto and Centreless)
  • Bright Nickel Plating
  • Mechanical Finishing - Blasting (Abrasive)
  • Bronze Metal Antique
  • Mechanical Finishing - Blasting
  • Chemical Black On Steel
  • Mechanical Finishing - Polishing Manual
  • Coloured Anodising
  • Micro Section
  • De-Burring
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • De-Rusting
  • Phosphating Manganese
  • Dull and Trivalent Chromium Plating
  • Pyrophosphate Copper Plating
  • Dull Nickel Plating
  • Silver Brazing
  • Barrel and Vat Silver Plating 
  • Guilding 
  • Zinc Plating
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