Copper Plating Basics
Q. Can you supply me with a few references for information about cyanide and non-cyanide copper plating baths? A.M.
A. There are a number of very good articles and references available that discuss the various types of copper plating. As you are most likely aware, there are four main types of copper plating: the classic alkaline cyanide-based bath, the non-cyanide alkaline bath, the acid bath and the electroless bath. Since space does not enable adequate discussion of these four baths, check PFonline.com for a number of articles on copper plating. One that I particularly recom-mend is found at pfonline.com/articles/choosing-and-troubleshooting-copper-electroplating-processes. In addition, if you search the site for the term “copper plating” you will find a number of other good articles.
A good book on the subject is Electroplating and Electroless Plating of Copper and Its Alloys by N. Kanani, which is available at Amazon.com and well worth the price.
The processes, chemicals and equipment, plus control and troubleshooting.
White Bronze, Copper-Tin-Zinc Tri-metal: Expanding Applications and New Developments in a Changing Landscape
This paper deals with the renewed interest in applications for white bronze tri-metal (Cu-Sn-Zn alloy).
An overview of decorative and hard chromium electroplating processes.