barrel plating

barrel plating

[′bar·əl ‚plād·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
An electroplating process by which articles are brought into contact with an electrolyte while rotating in a perforated hardwood barrel.
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ECO provides both rack and barrel plating services for parts up to 13 feet in length for low and high volume orders.
We've seen thin spots in barrel plating consumed by solder, permitting laminate to outgas and create giant voids inside joints that have good looking top- and bottom-side fillets.
Babcock Wanson Thermal fluid systems are well proven as effective heating systems in a wide range of metal treatment and plating Applications range from pre-treatment, continuous and batch processes, barrel plating, anodising, oven heating and general plant service such as makeup air heating and general heating needs
Increasing the copper barrel plating thickness can improve the survival and long-term reliability of PCBs that will undergo the higher soldering temperatures used with lead-free solders, and this increased thickness will need to be specified by the designer.
At Chalcon's Walsall base, the installation of a computer-controlled automated zinc barrel plating line had been completed this month, on time and to budget.
Past studies focusing on copper dissolution during PTH solder fountain rework using a SAC-based alloy highlighted concerns over the ability to rework PTH connectors without significantly dissolving portions of the copper barrel plating (1).
This only applies to rack plated components, since the tumbling action of barrel plating renders any other method of electrolyte movement unnecessary.
For SnPb, the typical callout for barrel plating thickness was 18 to 30 [micro]m.
The company's speciality is the fully automated decorative barrel plating of items such as pen nibs, and protective corners, eyelets and other metal accessories for diaries, stationery products and leather goods.
If the copper barrel plating is not able to withstand this load, it can crack or tear.
Barrel plating of small components in conventional chromic acid based processes is now almost none existent, mainly due to the problems of chrome mist emissions from chrome plating barrel units.
When examining the cause of the residues on the capacitors, we found that the post-plating rinses after the barrel plating process using methane sulfonic acid (MSA) as the primary plating chemistry were not neutralized or uniformly rinsed.