Electroplating Titanium Electrode

What is Electroplating?
Electroplating is the process of applying a metallic coating to an article by passing an electric current through an electrolyte in contact with the article, thereby forming a surface having properties or dimensions different from those of the article.  The anode and cathode are placed in an electrolyte chemical bath and exposed to a continuous electrical charge. Electricity causes negatively charged ions (anions) to move to the anode and positively charged ions (cations) to transfer to the cathode, covering or plating the desired part in an even metal coating. 

Platinized Titanium Anodes for Hard Chrome Plating

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Insoluble Titanium Anode for Trivalent Chromium Plating

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MMO Coated Titanium Anode for Metal Electroplating

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Iridium Coated Titanium Anode for PCB Reverse Pulse Copper Plating

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Mixed Metal Oxide(MMO) Coated Titanium Anode for Horizontal Electroplating

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MMO Insoluble Titanium Anode for Copper Plating of Printed Circut Boards

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Insoluble Coated Titanium Anode for High Speed Electrogalvanizing

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How Does Titanium Electrode Apply in Electroplating?
There are two types of anodes in the electroplating field: soluble and insoluble. The titanium electrode works as an insoluble anode; it does not dissolve, and will not contaminate the plating solution. Titanium anode applies in electroplating offers mechanical stability and uniform current distribution, as a basic component. They are available in the form of plate, mesh, rod, wire, and other custom shapes.

Features and Advantages of Titanium Electrode in Electroplating
The titanium electrode geometry in electroplating remains constant with time, allowing current and therefore metal distribution to be optimized and maintained. They have no risk of additional toxic or hazardous substances being introduced into the electroplating line, eradicating costs that arise from the removal of hazardous substances. Titanium electrodes are also environmentally friendly and the fact that the inter-electrode gap remains constant throughout the design life of the anode means that the titanium electrodes maintain a constant voltage and product quality. Oxygen-evolving titanium electrodes have lower anodic operating potentials and the use of these anodes yields the additional advantage of the ability to re-use the anodes. Once the anodes have reached the end of their design life the necessary repairs can be made, the anodes can be cleaned and then re-coated. Titanium anode can be fabricated into complex shapes, it has perfect current and terminal distribution and with long lifetime. There is no production downtime due to its easy maintenance.

Types of Titanium Electrode Used in Electroplating
Titanium electrodes used in electroplating can be divided into different coating systems, mixed metal oxide coated titanium electrode(Ti/MMO electrode), platinum coated titanium electrode(Ti/Pt anode), platinum clad niobium coated titanium electrode, lead dioxide coated titanium electrode(Ti/PbO2 anode). They can be fabricated into various shapes like mesh, plate, rod, wire, etc.

Applications of Titanium Electrode in Electroplating
Mixed metal oxide coated titanium electrodes can be used in electroplating for many applications like hard chrome plating (piston rings, printing cylinders, etc.), precious and non-precious metal electroplating (Gold, Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium), electronics and semiconductor industry, high-speed electro galvanizing, trivalent chromium plating, PCB reverse pulse copper plating, horizontal electroplating, copper plating of printed circuit boards, etc.

Why Choose Electroplating Titanium Electrode from UTron?
UTron manufacture Nano-sized mixed metal oxide titanium anode for electroplating, it remains a constant inter-electrode gap throughout the design life. This maintains constant voltage and product quality. It is proven to have lower anodic operating potentials, which is helpful for energy saving. This titanium electrode allows solution directly through them for good throwing power and distribution at high current densities, and no blind spots occur on the board. The titanium substrate is possible to be used when the anode coating has reached its operating life, and UTron offers recoating service after cleaning.