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Efficient Electro-plating

Combination of electro-static spray of plating solution, with industrial dishwasher mechanism
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Metallic parts hung on wire frames that are earthed (normal electroplating uses this method), but instead of immersing in a vat of electroplating solution, the solution is sprayed all around the parts, similar to water in a dishwasher. The electroplating solution is first given a charge as it leaves the sprayer nozzles. When it hits the earthed parts, it gives up it's charge, and deposits the metal on the surface of the part in loosing it's charge
philosophus, Jun 27 2000

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       I used to work in a construction machinery factory and we sprayed small parts with paint in this way. It works pretty well...
ashworth, Jun 27 2000
  

       What's wrong with the 'normal' way? <Asking, not arguing.>
StarChaser, Jul 09 2000
  

       This is a method already used for electroplating. Taken one step further you can ionise anything (virtually) and apply it through a charged nozzle as a plasma.
Trajen, Apr 11 2001
  

       Baked. It's called "powder coating," and it's used to "plate" metal car parts with a very durable, tough coat of plasticized paint. Another method is called "Vacuum Vapor Deposition." In a vacuum, the plating material is vaporized and anodized with fairly high voltage electrostatic charge. It migrates to the cathodized part to be plated, with very even coverage. This might be a very efficient process in a vacuum manufacturing environment, such as Lunar factories.
whlanteigne, Oct 05 2002
  

       Baked. It's called "powder coating," and it's used to "plate" metal car parts with a very durable, tough coat of plasticized paint. Another method is called "Vacuum Vapor Deposition." In a vacuum, the plating material is vaporized and anodized with fairly high voltage electrostatic charge. It migrates to the cathodized part to be plated, with very even coverage. This might be a very efficient process in a vacuum manufacturing environment, such as Lunar factories.
whlanteigne, Oct 05 2002
  
      
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