Conventional metal deposition

 

Metals such as copper, nickel, chrome, zinc and precious metals are typical examples of materials used in electroplating. They have been implemented in various forms for many years. However, even these commonly-used metals need to be modified from time to time to comply with new requirements. This is especially the case where products have to possess certain functional properties which may be highly-specific to the application concerned. For this reason, we have made it our goal to adapt electrolytes and processes to customer requirements in order to improve product quality. After all, electroplating is one of the most common technologies used to create products fulfilling the highest quality standards.

Electrolytes and processes can be modified in different ways. Innumerable variations are attained through the interaction of current density and temperature as process parameters combined with electrolytes from inorganic base elements and organic additives. A wide range of settings can also be used in conjunction with these variations. Their appropriate combination enables the desired layer attributes to be attained. At the same time, broad product diversity means that many process parameters in industrial manufacturing have to be monitored and kept within the respective process window. Therefore, when developing electrolytes and processes, process windows need to be scalable for industrial productions. Process control measures, such as chemical analysis, also need to be implemented. Our expertise in developing electroplating processes ranges from conventional metal deposition through chemical deposition right up to anodizing processes. Developments are supported by an extremely well-equipped infrastructure, including our very-own process development platforms.