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Posted · Electro Plating 3D Prints

I've been doing some research on electroplating 3D prints. They make it look so easy. Apply an electrically conductive ink and plate the print (or other plastics) using a brush-electroplating method.

Thought I'd ask if anyone has tried this.

Here's the link to a kit I found.

http://www.goldn.co.uk/plastic-plating-kit/

Here's the video they give of someone electroplating a golf ball.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=czTjYlsct_k

apparently I can't correct the title as there is no space between electro and plating

 

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    Posted · Electro Plating 3D Prints

    I have had injection moulded plastic parts chrome plated by a plating shop in Essex England.

    They first covered the parts in an electroless nickel coating and then used this for the electrical conduction to apply the normal copper, nickel and final chrome layers. This was all done on jigs in large industrial tanks.

    Not seen the hand process before. It looks very interesting. I remember the plating shop being full of very hazardous chemicals with arsenic treatment medical kits on the walls, so wonder what the home kit consists of?

     

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