This title, which replaced the very popular Electroplating for the Amateur, will be of value to model engineers and small workshops wishing to plate with any of the customary metals using simple equipment.
The techniques of depositing a thin metallic layer on an object for decoration, corrosion protection, electrical conductivity, wear resistance and so on have been known for many years but have been developed and improved to a remarkable extent in the second half of this century. This book sets out to discuss the principles and practice of those forms of plating most suited to the amateur and small workshop, using relatively simple and inexpensive equipment to produce results virtually undetectable from work carried out by major plating concerns.
Jack Poyner, a professional involved in all forms of plating for many years, is also a keen model engineer able to recognise the dividing line between what his average fellow enthusiast would consider practical and worthwhile and what is really better left to experts in the field. The result is a really useful and practical book, which will be of value to both amateur and light industrial users in many diverse fields.
Contents: Principles of Electroplating; Electrical Supply; Electroplating Tank; Cleaning of the Substrate; The Electrolyte; Electroforming and Electroplating on Non-Conductors; Electroless Electroplating; An Example; The Consideration of Electroplating; Finishing of Aluminium and its Alloys.
Originally published in 1987 by Argus Books Ltd
Special Interest Model Books edition published 2002
210 x 148 mm
9 black & white photographs
23 scale diagrams
4 tables of data