What is plastic metal plating?
The process consists in metal plating plastics by chemical means. It is made up of a copper deposit and an anti-corrosion finish, mainly tin or nickel. This plastic metal plating can be total or selective. It is used for electromagnetic shielding of plastic parts and for 3-dimensional printed circuit board applications made by laser ablation.
The different plastic substrates processed are:
- Polycarbonate (Lexan)
This represents 95% of the plastics processed.
Examples of use:
- Electronic connections
Advantages of the ARC3D process:
- Superior shielding efficiency compared to conventional technologies
- Uniformity of the deposit
- Scratch and abrasion resistance
- Adhesion quality
- Selective or total deposit
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