Rack or Barrel Electroplating?

Electroplating may be defined as a deposition process where a thin coating of metal is deposited on a surface by passing an electric current through a solution in which the plated part acts as the cathode. The anode is often composed of the metal being deposited. The solution, or plating bath, contains dissolved salts of the metals being deposited. There are two basic types of deposition methods commonly used for electroplating, rack or barrel, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Both are dependent on the parts (being plated) seeing a DC current while in contact with the … [Read more...]