What is electroplating

- Aug 28, 2020-

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What is electroplating?


Electroplating is a process that uses electric current to reduce dissolved metal cations so that they form a coherent metal coating on an electrode. Electroplating is primarily used to change the surface properties of an object (e.g. abrasion and wear resistance, corrosion protection, lubricity, aesthetic qualities, etc.), but may also be used to build up thickness on undersized parts or to form objects by electroforming.The most common form of electroplating is used for creating coins such as pennies, which are small zinc plates covered in a layer of copper.

IGBT rectifier is mainly used as rectifier power supply equipment for electroplating process of copper required for metal surface protection. It can also be used as low voltage and high current power supply for anodic oxidation or electrolysis process.