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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Electroplating
Electroplating is used to produce a decorative or corrosion-resistant layer, as in...
Applying a coating of tin to thin steel sheet either by dipping in molten metal or by electrolytic deposition (electroplating); almost all tinplate is now produced by the latter process, in which the tin coating is applied without heat.
Ghaziabad is an industrial city, with manufactures in railway coaches, diesel engines, electroplating, bicycles, tapestries, glassware, pottery, vegetable oil, paint and varnish, heavy chains, and typewriter ribbons.
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  Electroplating- Lenntech
Electroplating is the deposition of a metallic coating onto an object.
Electroplating is achieved by passing an electrical current through a solution containing dissolved metal ions and the metal object to be plated.
Even if all the electroplating plants have their own level of contamination and pollution there are a several common treatment steps: cyanide destruction, filtration of suspended solids, evaporation, flow equalization and neutralization, pH adjustment for precipitation, heavy metal removal and so on.
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 Electrochemistry Encyclopedia --- Electroplating
By way of illustration it should be noted that that modern electroplating equips the practitioner with the ability to predesign the properties of surfaces and in the case of electroforming those of the whole part.
By now it should be evident that electrodeposition or electroplating should be defined as the process in which the deposit of a (usually) thin layer (of metal) is formed "electrolyticly" upon a substrate (that is often, but not always, also a metal).
In the case of electroplating, judicial placement of the anode(s) as well as modifications of the current density are required to overcome the thickness irregularity effects.
electrochem.cwru.edu /ed/encycl/art-e01-electroplat.htm   (4222 words)

 Electroplating -- how it works.
It explains the scientific principles behind electroplating, and offers two demos, but it does not cover many of the issues of the real-world industrial situation.
Electroplating is the deposition of a metallic coating onto an object by putting a negative charge onto the object and immersing it into a solution which contains a salt of the metal to be deposited.
The metallic ions of the salt carry a positive charge and are attracted to the part.
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 Electroplating Summary
In electroplating, the object to be plated is made the cathode in an electrolytic bath of salts of the metal to be plated.
Electroplating is the coating of an electrically conductive object with a layer of metal using electrical current.
Electroplating baths and equipment based on the patents of the Elkingtons were scaled up to accommodate the plating of numerous large scale objects and for specific manufacturing and engineering applications.
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 Understanding decorative electroplating
Electroplating is a process used to apply a new metal surface coating over a substrate or base material of either metal or ABS plastic.
Based on the principles of electrolysis, electroplating involves transfer of metal from an ‘anode’ to the surface of an item via the application of electric current travelling to the ‘cathode’ whilst suspended in an ‘electrolyte’ (a liquid solution of substances which enable the transfer).
The nature of electroplating therefore demands that some consideration be given to the impact on achieving a desired surface quality from different shapes and designs.
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Fig 3 - The effect of electroplating on the properties of ABS must be understood and allowed for.
The electroplating process involves bonding to the plastics material a skin of very hard and much less flexible chromium - with the added complication of sandwiched layers of copper and nickel.
The term electroplating means the coating of an object with a thin layer of metal by use of electricity.
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 Damascene copper electroplating for chip interconnections
Electroplating occurs only on those areas of the seed layer that are not covered by the mask.
Damascene electroplating is ideally suited for the fabrication of interconnect structures, since it allows inlaying of metal simultaneously in via holes and overlying line trenches [12] by a process called dual damascene (Figure 2).
Further, it is compatible with the requirement for a barrier layer between the seed layer and the insulator; the barrier prevents interaction between the metal and the insulator [13].
www.research.ibm.com /journal/rd/425/andricacos.html   (2293 words)

 Current-leveling electroplating/electropolishing electrode - Patent 20060086609
A current-leveling electrode for improving electroplating and electrochemical polishing uniformity in the electrochemical plating or electropolishing of metals on a substrate is disclosed.
Accordingly, during an electroplating or electropolishing process, the stepped profile of the electrode establishes higher current densities between the electrode and the center portion of a substrate as compared to the current density between the electrode and the edge of the substrate.
Accordingly, during an electroplating or electropolishing process, the stepped profile of the electrode establishes higher current densities between the electrode and the center portion of a substrate as compared to the current density between the electrode and the edge portion of the substrate.
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 artisan plating.com - electroplating, finishing and restoration
Electroplating baths and equipment based on the patents of the Elkingtons were scaled up to accommodate the plating of numerous large scale objects.
Electroplating processes for bright nickel, brass, tin, and zinc were adapted for commercial purposes by the 1850's.
Despite the expansion of electroplating processes to other industries, no significant scientific developments were discovered until the emergence of the electronics industry in the mid-1940's.
www.artisanplating.com /articles/platinghistory.html   (979 words)

 :: electroplating rectifiers :: Blog News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Gold Plating, Silver Plating - Electroplating
Many electroplating customers have been served whose application did not seem at first to lend itself to consistent electroplating.
Predictable and consistent are values that apply both to the quality of the electroplating and also to the quality of our gold plating service.
Our electroplating, gold plating and silver plating customer base includes avionics, medical implant and external devices, dental, telecommunications, and general commercial electrical switchgear.
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 [Ganoksin] Electroplating & Electropolishing of Jewellery
Electroplating is a method to put a metal coating onto an object, in our case a piece of jewellery, by placing it in a solution containing the metal to be plated and passing an electrical current through the piece and the solution.
Electroplating is a comparatively quick and easy process to carry out and does not require major investment in costly equipment.
Often, in electroplating, we use an inert anode, where metal is not dissolved away, and control the concentration of the depositing metal in the electrolyte solution by direct additions of the appropriate metal as a salt to the electrolyte.
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 Page Title | Mid Atlantic Brownfields | US EPA
A wide variety of metal components are transported from the original manufacturing location to an electroplating facility to be coated with specific metals to improve the appearance, resistance to corrosion, or engineering performance.
Metal components are cleaned, etched, electroplated and finished by dipping into a series of vats containing a combination of corrosive, metal and/or cyanide containing chemical solutions.
The metal and cyanide containing salts are usually received as bagged or containerized solids, or drummed liquids, which are dissolved or diluted into large plating vats.
www.epa.gov /reg3hwmd/bfs/regional/industry/electroplating.htm   (514 words)

 ACM: Electroplating
We are actively involved with research into electroplating of Nickel and the resultant tribology studies.
A parallel system is made up of individual Gill AC's or even Gill 8's controlled from one PC, supplied software is able to control all instruments at the same time, running any combination of tests in parallel, ideal where time is of the essence.
Traditional electroplating research is usually concerned with DC methods, static and stepped potentials, albeit with a fast potentiostat.
www.acminstruments.com /electroplate.shtml   (434 words)

The electroplating of metals is generally carried out in order to improve the appearance or corrosion resistance of a surface by electrodepositing a thin layer of some desired metal on it.
In electroplating, the plating metal is generally the anode, and the object to be plated is the cathode.
The cell used in electroplating contains an electrolyte which is usually but not always an aqueous solution containing a reasonably high concentration of an ion of the metal which is to be electroplated on to the surface.
www.geocities.com /micchannwong/electroplating.htm   (660 words)

 Process for direct zinc electroplating of aluminum strip - Patent 5234574
Consequently, when zinc electroplating is applied to aluminum strip in a continuous plating line in which the aluminum strip is pretreated by the above-described method prior to the desired electroplating, it is impossible to attain a high line speed and a high efficiency as realized in a similar continuous electroplating line for steel strip.
If a continuous electroplating line for aluminum strip having a line speed as high as that employed in electroplating of steel strip is constructed, it will have a line length which is several times as long as the length of an electroplating line for steel strip.
Similarly, the terms "zinc electroplating", "zinc plating", and "zinc plated coating" used herein refers to electroplating or electroplated coating with either zinc or a zinc alloy.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5234574.html   (3622 words)

 What is Electroplating?
Controlling the thickness of the electroplated object is generally achieved by altering the time the object spends in the salt solution.
Before electroplating an object, it must be cleaned thoroughly and all blemishes and scratches should be polished.
The process of electroplating began at the beginning of the 20th century and continues to evolve today.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-electroplating.htm   (371 words)

 EPA's New Regulation Controlling Air Emissions From Chromium Electroplating And Anodizing Tanks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Decorative chromium electroplating operations must be in compliance with the regulation by January 25, 1996.
Hard chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing operations must be in compliance by January 25, 1997.
Most emissions from chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing baths are found in the fine mists formed by the process.
www.epa.state.oh.us /dapc/sba/cr.html   (954 words)

 IEEEVM: Electroplating
Electroplating is a process used to apply very thin coatings of metal onto objects of various kinds.
Electroplating became an important commercial process in the 1840s, when John Wright of Birmingham, England, discovered that gold or silver could be dissolved in potassium cyanide for use in electroplating.
For many years electroplating was used mainly to produce expensive-looking objects from inexpensive materials.
www.ieee-virtual-museum.org /collection/tech.php?id=2345814&lid=1   (299 words)

 Electroplating of Plastics
However, it was soon established that only electroplated nickel/chromium would give the necessary quality that was related not only to aesthetic appeal but also to other properties of this particular coating system - good resistance to corrosion, good resistance to abrasion, and ease of cleaning.
The basic problem in attempting to electroplate onto plastics substrates is, of course, that they are electrically non-conductive and cannot be immersed in a plating solution and coated in the way that metal objects can.
However, it was subsequently shown that the thickness of nickel required on plastics substrates is similar to that necessary on metallic ones to prevent corrosion of the thick copper undercoat.
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