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What is Electroplating Video
This video from the Legor® Group defines what electroplating is—an object being covered with a thin layer of metal, using an electrochemical deposition process—and explains basic processes used to electroplate an object.
You will see bath plating (aka emersion plating) using electrolyte plating solutions, showing two different configurations of a galvanic system:
• a cathode/reactive metal anode system - where the object to be plated is the cathode (attracts metal particles) and the reactive metal anode releases the metallic particles that become the plating
• a cathode/non-reactive metal anode system - where the object to be plated is the cathode (attracts metal particles), and the metallic particles that become the plating come from the solution, not the non-reactive metal anode
For additional information, the video provides several video links, as well as a link to the Legor website.