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Electroplating copper on top of anodized aluminum

  1. Sep 4, 2014 #1
    Hi all,

    I'm looking to electroplate a copper layer on top of anodized aluminum. Type II (sulfuric acid) was used to anodize the aluminum, and everything looks pretty good so far. However, I saw somewhere on the internet that one can electroplate a copper layer on top of anodized aluminum; how would this be achieved as the anodized aluminum layer is electrical insulator? Ideally, I would want the copper layer decently thorough and thick for chemical properties.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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  4. Sep 6, 2014 #3

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    First Law of the Web: They can't put anything on the Internet if it isn't true.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2014 #4

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    Hm ... that statement makes itself inherently true :smile:
     
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