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How to make copper plated aluminum wire
June 11, 2010
Sir I want to know the procedure the copper on aluminum mean to say that I have an lauminum cable and I want to convert into the copper wire tell me the way how I can do thisFaizi Hasee
student - Pakistan
June , 2010
Hi, Faizi. Millions of miles of copper plated aluminum wire were produced, but in the USA that pretty much ended when the product got a bad name with the Beverly Hills Supper Club tragedy. So, this is an area where you can research actual production methods rather than theory. But, in principle, you zincate the wire (or use the proprietary Alstan method), then you copper electroplate it. Good luck.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
June 23, 2010
Much, if not most, copper coated aluminum wire is made by cladding rather than electroplating.
Jeffrey Holmes, CEF
Spartanburg, South Carolina