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Vacuum metallizing

Vacuum metallizing is a process where a thin layer of metal is applied to an object. This is similar to electroplating.

Thickness and materials

Thickness ranges for 0.01 to 0.2 micrometres. When coating a piece it changes its conductivity, it improves its corrosion resistance, and it enhances its appearance. Some target metals are aluminum, copper, platinum, titanium, chromium titanium, gold, lead, nickel, silver, tin and tantalum.

References

  • Robert H. Todd, Dell K. Allen, and Leo Alting(1994). Manufacturing Processes Reference Guide (First Edition). New York: Industrial Press Inc.
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