I did some research on chromeplating of ABS parts about a year back. The
degree of peeling was slightly in excess of our tolerance, but we were
looking for a hard depost layer (>50 microns). If you are planning
electro-chrome as an option, this will definitely be a concern.
We found that once the ABS substrate was coated with any thing, it was not
possible to perform nickel-plating (as a pre-cursor to chrome) by the
butyl-sacrificial method. If your tolerances are loose, you could try
metalizing with silver-loaded paint prior to the chrome plate.
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BV" To: "RPML" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
es.nl> Subject: metalizing/chroming of FDM-ABS parts
When a FDM-ABS part is sealed with a solution like thinner, MEK or else;
can it still be metalized/chromed. Anyone out there with some experience in
this? Something else we should take care of?
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the work these days offcourse!)
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