Have you ever wondered what the differences are between plating on metal and plating on plastic? Plating both materials have different benefits that you should consider when deciding whether or not to plate your parts. The process of plating plastic and metal parts is also different. Knowing how the process works can also help you … Continue reading How Plating on Plastic Compares to Plating on Metal
Imperfections caused during the plating process can be difficult to identify and resolve. We've compiled a list of potential causes to help troubleshoot common plating issues.
PVD (physical vapor deposition) is a highly technical coating process performed in an artificial vacuum, known for its aesthetic and performance benefits. There are several different methods for producing PVD coatings, which include cathode arc evaporation, magnetron sputter, electron beam evaporation, ion beam sputter, and laser ablation. Cathode Arc Evaporation Cathode arc evaporation consists of … Continue reading PVD Methods Explained
Surface finishing is a key method for adding value to a component. Both functional and decorative finishing can add value to a product: how are they different?
There are a variety of conditions during the molding, handling, and plating of plastic components which could potentially lead to imperfections in the finished product. What causes them?
When chrome plating on plastic substrates, one of the most important factors in the success of the process is the quality of the molding. Poor quality moldings = poor plating results.