Plating Copper Bus Bars
Why are the copper bus bars in our plating facility nickel-plated?
Q. Why are the copper bus bars in our plating facility nickel-plated? N. I.
A. If not coated with a protective layer, copper bus bars will oxidize, forming copper salts. The copper oxides tend to flake off and fall into the plating bath. This in turn contaminates the plating bath and in time will give you problems with your plated parts. So to minimize this problem, copper bus bars often are plated with tin or nickel.
Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.
Applications, plating solutions, brighteners, good operating practices and troubleshooting.
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