Session 7: Decorative Automotive Considerations
An analytical tool used to measure the surface contour of etched and mechanically rendered plastic substrates to help post metallization steps.
Plating on Plastics/Decorative Technology
Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is being pursued as manufacturing technique in order to shorten The topography layer and remaining structure of the plastic surface after etching or mechanical blasting can be viewed subjectively, as clearly defined, or even lacking the necessary backbone to achieve adequate bonding to that substrate. Utilizing different analytical tools we will comprehensively display an array of plastic rendered surfaces, offer up subjective reviews, while going into a thorough comparison on depth of topography achieved by means of measuring Ra values while also discussing, filler removal, cavities achieved, and patterns seen.