Just the Basics on Electroplating
The course consists of 6 lessons given in four two-hour sessions.
This training program is designed to be benefit to individuals who have no experience and no training in the art and science involved in electroplating. Examples of such individuals are new hires for plating line work, inexperienced supervisors, sales personnel serving metal finishers, and those in management that want a non-technical/low technical primer in the subject. This training may also be of benefit as an introductory course for individuals who intend to go on with more advanced training courses offered by AESF.
The goal of this course is to provide more comfort with terminology, knowledge of coating differences and process equipment used in conducting electroplating operations.
Initiate the trainee into the electroplating industry by providing only non technical or low technical information. At the conclusion of this training the student should:
- Have knowledge of the various finishes commonly applied by the electroplating process and the basic differences in performance between the various coatings
- Have a basic level of understanding of math, electricity, chemistry and electrochemistry as it relates to the electroplating process.
- Be able to identify and describe the basic components that make up an electroplating process
- Know the various types of parts and problems that they may pose when processed by electroplating.
- 1. Introduction into Surface Finishing
- This lesson will provide an introduction into the surface finishing industry by providing basic information on a broad range of finishes that are available via electroplating. A special focus is given to special features of each type of coating.
- 2. Solving Math Problems Related to Electroplating
- This lesson will provide a basic understanding of the types of math problems that need to be solved to properly conduct electroplating. Included are surface area measurement/calculation, current density calculation, plating time calculation, and calculating the proper rinse flow.
- 3. Chemistry basics for Plating
- This lesson will provide a non-technical look at the chemistry involved in the production and operation of electroplating solutions.
- 4. Basic Electricity & Electrochemistry for Electroplating
- This lesson will provide a non-technical look at the subjects of electricity and electrochemistry, as they are involved in the production and operation of electroplating solutions.
- 5. Types of Metals Plated
- This lesson provides a description of the most commonly encountered types of parts and metal substrates in an electroplating facility.
- 6. Plating & Anodizing Equipment
- This lesson provides a description of the equipment used in producing electroplated and anodized coatings.