Chrome Plating RP parts

From: RP Solutions (
Date: Tue May 22 2001 - 16:50:16 EEST

Hi all,

I was shown a "chrome plated" automotive door handle recently that a customer had done in the USA. The plating was done on an FDM part and looked really good.
What steps do you have to go through to get a good plated finish on an RP part?
Is vacuum metalizing a better option for RP models?
Which companies in the UK offer these services for prototype parts?

As usual all information gratefully recieved.

Oliver Cole
Technical Director


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