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Coating Thicknesses Calculator


Simply fill out the form below to obtain the total mass of metal required for a plating job where the thickness of the plate and the area to be plated is known. If the current price of the metal is entered, the calculator will also return the cost of the plated metal. A standard conversion table appears at the bottom of this page.
            Metal: 
Plating Thickness:  Units:  
             Area:  Units:  
  Price of Metal:$    per: 

Coating Weights for 1-Mil-Thick Deposits

Metal
oz/sq ft
mg/sq in
mg/sq cm
Aluminum 0.225 44.7 6.9
Antimony 0.557 111 17
Arsenic 0.476 94.3 14.5
Bismuth 0.816 162 24.9
Cadmium 0.72 143 22
Chromium 0.591 117 18
Cobalt 0.74 147 22.6
Copper 0.74 147 22.6
Gallium 0.491 97.5 15
Germanium 0.445 88.3 13.6
Gold 1.61 320 49.2
Indium 0.608 121 18.6
Iridium 1.869 368 57
Iron 0.66 130 20.1
Lead 0.94 185 28.7
Manganese 0.598 118 18.2
Nickel 0.742 146 22.6
Palladium 0.998 196 30.4
Platinum 1.78 350 54.3
Rhodium 1.04 205 31.8
Rhenium 1.71 336 52.2
Selenium 0.4 78.7 12.2
Silver 0.875 172 26.7
Tellurium 0.52 102 15.9
Thallium 0.986 194 30.1
Tin 0.61 120 18.6
Zinc 0.59 116 18



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