Pyramid Laboratories Ltd


Pyramid Laboratories Ltd. is an electroplating company which in addition to providing electroplating services also offers plating consultancy services, plating process research and development services, electroless plating, polishing, passivation and various other metal finishing services. We also offer plating onto plastics services. It was founded as a family business in Corby in 1994. We are now both the largest and oldest plating company in Corby. Due to an increasing level of business we relocated into our current larger premises in 2002.

The senior technical staff have over 100 years combined experience in the plating industry and in working to numerous different quality standards. Most of our senior staff started their careers as platers on the shop floor and have worked their way up through middle management. We are members of the British Standards Institute.

Our main area of expertise is in the technical plating of precision components. We are also adept at plating on plastics including non-plating grade polymers. Furthermore, we can offer a consultancy service to companies with their own in-house plating facilities.

The components that we finish are utilised in the following manufacturing sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer/Industrial Electronics
  • Defence
  • Marine
  • Medical

In recent years the company's main focus has been on consultancy work and research and development projects. We have now been hired and retained as plating consultants in over 30 projects. Our clients in this area have included large multinational companies such as BP Chemicals PLC, Bayer PLC, small and medium-sized enterprises and micro businesses.

Plating Services

The electroplating and electroless plating finishes that we offer include:

  • Gold and silver electroplating
  • Hard gold and hard silver electroplating
  • Nickel, copper and tin electroplating
  • Electroless gold and electroless nickel

Hard gold plating and hard silver plating are usually specified for the technical plating of components such as sliprings which require a hard-wearing surface finish. Parts can be polished prior to plating and finished after plating if required.

Base Materials

The common base materials that we are capable of plating include:

  • Aluminium
  • Brass 
  • Copper/Copper alloys
  • Mild steel
  • Nickel silver
  • Phosphor bronze
  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium
  • Zinc-based diecastings
  • Plastics

We can also provide our available finishes on more unusual materials:

  • Beryllium copper
  • Copper-tungsten
  • Graphite-aluminium composite
  • Molybdenum
  • Tantalum
  • Tungsten 

Please call either our works on 01536-401202 or our office on 01832-732723 to see if we can help you with your requirements.

Gold Plating

The company offers a full gold plating service including, if required, both the polishing of parts prior to gold plating and the finishing of parts after gold plating. We offer the options of either gold electroplating your parts or gold electroless plating your parts. Our full range of gold plating services are as follows:

  • Electroplating of hard acid gold onto most metals
  • Electroforming of hard acid gold onto most metallic mandrels
  • Electroless plating of gold onto most metals
  • Electroplating of hard acid gold onto most plastics
  • Electroforming of hard acid gold onto most plastic mandrels
  • Electroless plating of gold onto most plastics

For further general technical background information about gold plating visit Alternatively phone our Corby works on 01536-401202 or our Thrapston office on 01832-732723 and speak to one of our technical staff about any issue related to decorative or functional gold plating. You can also email any technical questions on gold plating to

Gold Plating

Plating on Plastics

We have extensive experience of plating on plastics including. Our services include both electroplating on plastics and electroless plating on plastics.

  • Gold electroplating and electroless nickel plating of PCBs
  • Plating on ABS and Noryl
  • Plating on non-plating grade plastics e.g. polyurethane, epoxy resin

We have experience in both the electroless plating and electroplating of various different types of polyurethane including standard / common modelling-block polyurethane and more technically advanced vacuum casting urethanes such as AXSON PX 245 / PX 245L. Not all of our available finishes may be suitable for all plastics so please call either our works on 01536-401202 or our office on 01832-732723 and ask for our advice. Alternatively email us at

Consultancy Services

Through recommendation companies started to contact us asking for our help in solving their plating problems. We have then developed innovative plating techniques that have been incorporated into their production processes. If you have a problem with a particular plating process we may be able to help you to find the solution, so for plating advice and electroplating advice please phone 01536-401202 or 01832-732723 for assistance, or alternatively email us at

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