Session Details

Session 7: Decorative Automotive Considerations

Abstract Number:

108

An analytical tool used to measure the surface contour of etched ‎and mechanically rendered plastic ‎substrates to help post ‎metallization steps. ‎

Topics:

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. ‎

PLASTIC ARTICLE SURFACE PREPARATION FOR SUBSEQUENT ‎METALLIZATION TO ACHIEVE ADEQUATE ADHESION TO ‎SUBSTRATE

Mark Wojtaszek

Corporate Technical Specialist

MacdermidEnthone Inc