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Mitsuya's plating on 3D plating and Additive Manufactur


Mitsuya's plating on 3D plating and Additive Manufactur

Mitsuya is a global leader in plating and advanced surface treatment.
We have a history of over 91 years of experience in plating difficult substrates from various industries.
Many of these industries did not exist when we first started plating but we have developed and adapted or technology and expertise to be able to service these industries with the best and most advanced plating.
Our plating expertise were requested to plate on advanced technologies 3D materials in industries such as next generation communications, aerospace, and medical devices.
The purpose of plating on 3D printed materials is to improve material strength, conductivity, and heat resistance.
We have a track record in plating nickel, copper and silver on 3D printed polymers and alloy materials.
Usually, 3D printed materials with light weight and excellent mechanical properties are used for high performance devices, but some functional properties, such as electrical conductivity, are lacking.

Benefits of working with Mitsuya
・Support for prototyping to mass production
・Various platings offered
・Experience in plating difficult materials

Case study
Company J requested our electroless nickel plating on their 3D printed Al Si Mg layered molding.
The purpose of the plating was to provide the aluminum with a corrosion resistant surface solution/metallization.
The product needed this function so it could perform the task of storing heat.
Our company made a prototype using our normal process. However, due to the shape of the product, there were areas where plating was difficult to deposit. Therefore we used a special approach in countering this problem.
As a result of our engineers ingenuity the plating deposition was successful and its properties satisfied Company J’s requirements.

・Quality Improvement
・Difficult material to be plated

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