Copper balls have been specially designed to aid the quality of electroplating. The balls are 25mm, 31mm, 40mm or 50mm in diameter and are made up of 99.9% copper and between 0.04 and 0.06% phosphorus. They enable the quality of copper plating to be heightened. This is due to them being able to give free flowing material which dramatically reduces the development of sludge during the process of plating. This is their sole purpose. It is also useful that they are able to reduce sludge development because this extends the anode baskets life because the sludge does not erode them.
Successful Copper Plating
The anodes are created using the purest of copper which is oxygen free. The anodes must be made out of oxygen free copper so that the correct phosphorus content occurs for the electroplating process to be successful. This process is watched and monitored strictly for quality control and this highly automated process creates a product of great uniformity and high quality of plating.
Why Choose Copper Plating?
Copper plating is functional and decorative. It is well known for being an excellent conductor. The deposited layer which is left when copper plating occurs is very bright and levels well. Copper plating is often used in Medical settings or laboratories due to it being able to kill off bacteria naturally without need for any chemical assistance. In reference to its decorative flare – this is due to its highly polished copper-pink appearance. Lacquers can be applied so as to prevent tarnish from building up on the copper plating if it is solely intended for decorative use.
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If you or your business are interested in copper plating, or other plating methods, such as electroless nickel plating or diffused nickel plating, heat treatment or have a special project which requires specialist assistance, then why not contact us? We are Derbyshire based, leading specialists in the plating industry who offer a wide range of well-developed, tried and tested techniques which are not only high-end but also cost effective. We have experience of working for the aerospace, medical, army and automotive industries, to name but a few and offer our services to the whole of the UK, Germany, France, Brazil and Holland.