The difference between hardware and plastic plating materials:
The base material of hardware electroplating is metal, such as iron, zinc alloy, copper alloy, etc. The base material for plastic plating is plastic. Due to the different substrates, the processes processed in the early stage are completely different, but the subsequent electroplating is basically the same. This is the difference found from the two materials.
The difference in the price of hardware and plastic electroplating:
Regarding the price of the two: it depends on what material you use for the coating, as well as the coating thickness requirements and test requirements. Many factors will affect the plating price. For example, you need to chrome-plated a plastic part with a small surface area. , It’s cheaper, and gilding a relatively large piece of hardware is more expensive, and the thickness of the coating directly affects the price. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze the problem according to the actual situation. The two are not comparable.
However, if it is the same coating, plastic electroplating is more expensive, because the plastic electroplating process is a few more steps, and it is not easy to plate, which is more difficult, and the cost is naturally high.
The difference between hardware and plastic electroplating process:
The process of plastic electroplating and plastic electroplating is: degreasing-hydrophilic-roughening-neutralization-prepreg-activation-debonding-chemical nickel-pyro copper-acid copper-nickel-chromium
The process of metal electroplating is: cleaning-copper plating-semi-gloss nickel plating-full gloss nickel plating-gold plating-drying
The difference between the characteristics of hardware and plastic electroplating:
The characteristic of plastic electroplating is that it does not conduct electricity. It needs to be electrically conductive first, namely activation and electroless plating, so that a layer of metal film is firmly attached to the surface. After that, it is no different from metal plating.
The difference between hardware and plastic electroplating product design:
Hardware electroplating products can be energized because the hardware itself, generally only need to consider the product itself is OK. However, plastic electroplating products must not only consider the structure of the product itself, but also the layout of the product and the design of the nozzle. If there is no suitable plating nozzle for plastic electroplating, it will cause electroplating deformation or water electroplating cannot be carried out.