Electroplating is a commonly used technique to change surface properties of metals and plastics. The
process involves use of electrical current to mobilize metal cations from an electrode immersed in a solution to
deposit on a conducting object. Most common reasons for electroplating are
||Reduce abrasive wear / Improve wear
||Corrosion protection (in chemically
||Aesthetics (gold, silver, shiny
chrome, and many other colors)
Advantages of Electroplating are
Reduced cost vs. making the entire product out of a precious metal (think gold plating vs.
Improved properties over a single material. For example chrome plated carbon steel
offers strength and chemical resistance over chrome or carbon steel
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