#Metal #3DPrinting with #CopperFace
CopperFace is the small galvanic machine designed and created by Robot Factory S.r.l., quick and easy to use for the metallization of plastic materials.
As is well known, galvanize means deposit by electrolysis, a thin layer of metal over an object (which is also normally metallic), it is however also possible to metallize the plastic materials, making them first conductive.
The system CopperFace, has been designed knowing that the ‘plastic’ materials are non-conductive and therefore to be able to metallize an object in ‘plastic’ it is necessary that before being deposited on it a conductive substrate (graphite, silver, etc.) that allows,in a second phase, the metallization by electrolysis.
The process of ‘metallization’ with the system CopperFace, is particularly simple and allows you to deposit a metal surface on plastic models obtained by 3D printing. CopperFace can work with copper, nickel, silver, gold, etc …
Once the plastic materials have been made conductive, by the use of an appropriate spray that forms an uniform smoothed layer of conductive material (es. Graphite), you can perform electrodeposition treatments on them (similar to the treatments performed on metal pieces).
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