Copper plating on titanium
Has anyone out there any experience with plating copper on titanium? We are presently experimenting before deciding on a set up, with out much success. Any help would be appreciated.Keith Anderson
- Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Titanium oxidizes very rapidly and its oxide will not plate with adhesion. Try to get a copy of Boeings or Pratt and Whitney or the USAF specification for plating on titanium. There is a workable process in Electroplating Engineering Handbook edited by Durney. It is not cheap, but is a valuable reference.
After several back and forth clean and activate steps you probably should give it a woods nickel strike and then copper strike then copper plate.James Watts
- Navarre, Florida
- 1. Alkali cleaning
- 2. Rinse
- 3. Wet blasting
- 4. Activation in hydrochloric acid
- 5. Neutralizing in Rochelle salt (Rocellcloric
- 6. Plate copper in sulfuric acid.
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Consultant - Arvika, Sweden
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