Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site

Chime right in! (no registration req'd)

-----

"Gold Plating on 60 micron Tungsten wire"



2005

Can some body help me to electroplate gold on .06 mm. I have already done plating but it appears very dull. I have put 8 tanks, cleaning , acid dip, cobalt flash, and GPC of 1 gram. Between all these water bath is there. There is no shine on gold plating. At cobalt tank current is 0.6/0.7 amp at around 5 volts. At Gold 0.75 amps at 10 volts.

Ravindra Raghuwanshi
Packing machines - Mumbai, India
^


2005

Dear Mr.Ravindra,
Gold plating as such with out a bright base or with out a bright under coat may not give you a bright finish.Can you increase the thickness of cobalt? do you use any brighteners in the cobalt bath?
From your letter it seems that you are using the good old pot.cyanide bath.Please look around and go for proprietary gold plating baths.
High speed plating which will give you >0.5 micron in one minute is available now.(about 105 mil.gram per ampere minute)U may use just 2-3 Volt in place of 10 volts you use presently.U can use less no. of tanks and will have better adhesion to the wire.
Try to incorporate a hot water dip for 1-2 minutes after plating which will enhance the shine and colour of the deposit.
Good luck!

t k mohan
T.K. Mohan
plating process supplier - Mumbai, India
^


2005

Thank you Mr. T. K. Mohan. I will try suggested process.

Ravindra Raghuwanshi
- Mumbai
^

none
finishing.com is made possible by ...
this text gets replaced with bannerText
spacer gets replaced with bannerImages

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread SEARCH for Threads about ... My Topic Not Found: Start NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact    -    Privacy Policy    -    ©1995-2021 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA