Electroplating is the coating of an electrically conductive object with a layer of transitional metal using electrical current.
Electroplating can produce a variety of end results, either functional or decorative. Components are commonly electroplated in order to make them fit for purpose - this could be for increased durability, conductivity or solderability.
Typical examples of electroplated components are gold plated connectors within electronic circuitry for everyday items such as mobile phones and televisions.
|Finish||Vat sizes (L x D x H mm)|
|Gold||450 x 150 x 300|
|Silver||600 x 250 x 300|
|Sulphamate nickel||1250 x 700 x 850|
|Bright tin||850 x 450 x 600|
|Acid copper||800 x 400 x 700|
|Cyanide copper||600 x 280 x 400|