Electroplating enables us to take 3D prints and coat them with an even layer of chrome. This process is perfect from prototypes and projects where a realistic, metallic look is required.
Through our day to day bureau printing we found that many clients wished to get their prints to have a representative metal like finish. Electroplating offers an ideal and affordable solution.
Electroplating can be applied to both FDM and SLA prints however we find better results are achieved with SLA prints due to their smooth surfaces.
We use specialist chemicals and equipment. Parts are coated in a conductive paint and then submerged in an acidic solution where we use the process of electrolysis to apply a metal coating to 3D printed parts.