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The Design And Development Of Portable Electroless Nickel Plating Apparatus

Mohd Safwan, Mohd Aszemi (2015) The Design And Development Of Portable Electroless Nickel Plating Apparatus. Project Report. UTeM, Melaka, Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This study is focusing more on design and development of a portable apparatus for electroless nickel plating equipment to provide flexibility to plate any type of metal or plastic with ease in the industry. When small parts of metal that need to be plated to avoid corrosion and to maintain wear resistance, these portable electroless plating apparatus gives an edge and degree of freedom to plate efficiently without any problem or defect. To test the apparatus is compatible enough, it need to be done by an experimental product test by design a prototype of portable electroless plating apparatus using a basic set of apparatus that is already available in the laboratory such as beaker, thermometer, hose, heating plate, vacuum bag, and flow rate meter. Analysis of coating properties will be done to analyze the surface morphology of the nickel coating by means of Carl Zeiss optical microscope are used to study the visual observation on the sample metal. This analysis is to prove that a portable electroless plating apparatus will be able to give the same amount of coating composition as the existing non-portable electroless plating equipment. Structure analysis of the new design will be done by means of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in the SOLIDWORKS software to study on surface effect after exerting a force on it. The analysis will include the stress, displacement and factor of safety of the new design before beginning the fabricating process. The visual observation of nickel composition onto the sample shows there are thin layers of coating on it. Furthermore, the surface analysis on the vacuum bag which is the critical part done by using FEA shows a factor of safety more than 1 after a 100 N force exerted on the inner surface of the vacuum bag which the material are nylon. Thus, the development process is safe to be built without any concern of damage to any tools or part of the product.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electroless plating, Nickel-plating
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Library > Projek Sarjana Muda > FTK
Depositing User: Ahmad Tarmizi Abdul Hadi
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 07:13
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 07:13
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/16400

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