Internal Copper Plating of Aluminum Cans

While electro-plating copper on external surfaces is relatively simple, attempting to put an even layer of copper on the inside of a large aluminium resonator can is quite challenging.

After quality control checks revealed some inconsistencies in the copper plating, a complete review of the process was undertaken. Fortunately, our highly experienced plating department was up to the challenge and has now perfected the process to produce the high-quality results required by our customers.

Having complete control over the manufacturing, preparation and plating processes, allowed Buckley Systems to develop specialised preparation techniques, custom shaped electrodes, proven chemical formulae and robust procedures that allows the plating current to throw an even layer of copper to all surfaces with no bubbles or blemishes.

With the new process in place, the plating thickness is more even, and rework has been virtually eliminated.

One of the strengths of Buckley Systems is being able to keep control over manufacture from start to finish to ensure clients receive the quality products they demand.

This piece was reprinted by D-Pace, Inc. from the Buckley Systems Spring 2018 technical bulletin with permission from Buckley Systems Ltd. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.