Vanguard Research Industries is a value-added operation that specializes in electroplating. The company has expertise in reel-to-reel operations in the selective and overall plating of copper, electrolytic and electroless nickel, tin, lead, silver, gold, palladium and nickel on stamped connectors and lead frames. It utilizes advanced patented technologies for selective, stripe, brush, contact, controlled depth and selective passivation applications. Vanguard Research Industries works with stamped and coiled stock. The company maintains a full spectrum of instrumentation, including atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma spectrophotometer and x-ray thickness techniques for individual work piece analysis. It employs electronic data interchange systems for logistics management. Vanguard Research Industries maintains a location in South Plainfield, N.J.