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Metal Coating

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METALLISATION TO VALIDATE YOUR DESIGN

Metal Coating :

Metal Coating is a surface treatment procedure also known as electroplating. It uses a continuous electric currant to apply a metal coating (between 50 and 150μm) to the surface of a part, the metal being in the form of a liquid solution.
We use this technique either to significantly increase the mechanical characteristics of our prototypes or to add a high-end metal finish.

 1/ Polished shiny copper 
 2/ Polished shiny nickel 
 3/ Black mat nickel
 4/ Black polished shiny nickel 
 5/ Polished shiny chrome
 6/ 24 carat gold 
 7/ Brushed nickel 
 8/ Tec Nickel 
 9/ Shiny black nickel

Metal Coating significantly increases resistance, traction and flexibility levels and the Young’s Modulus. And it also improves resistance to wear-and-tear, safeguards against ageing and humidity and protects parts from electromagnetic interference (RFI Shielding).

So in a short period of time (one to two weeks), we can manufacture complex parts that can substitute for mechanical parts from factories or foundries.

In order to obtain a metal finish, you can choose from various substrates such as copper, nickel, chrome and gold (24 carat) with different levels of finishing such as shiny polished, mat or brushed.
Metallisation is applied just as much to stereolithography parts as to polymer powder sintering parts or those made using silicone moulding.

Vacuum metallisation:

Vacuum metallisation is ideal for metal finishes in metals such as brass, aluminium, copper, chrome, gold or silver with either a mat or a shiny aspect.

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