What is electroplating?
The process of electroplating, which in simple terms involves using an electrical charge to attach a thin metal layer or coating to an electrically conductive surface. Electroplating works like a galvanic cell in reverse. An electrical current reduces cations from a solution so that they can coat a conductive material with a thin layer.
Benefits of electroplating
Electroplating is primarily used to change the surface properties of an object, such as confer abrasion and wear resistance, prevent corrosion, enhance durability, and improve aesthetic qualities.
Applications of electroplating
Metals commonly used in electroplating include zinc, copper, nickel, chrome, and tin, as well as precious metals such as gold and silver. Plating can occur with metals, including Aluminum, copper, steel, stainless steel and brass. We can also plate plastic material like ABS.
The process is often applied to decorative parts, electrical connectors & semi-connectors, handles, electronic parts, automotive, etc.