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More flexibility and sharp edges

The future of electroplatingAutomotive manufacturers swear by plastic for panels, buttons and control elements, because the material is lighter than metal and the manufacturing and processing costs are relatively low. In order to still meet the demands for good haptics, scratch resistance and elegant design, the plastic components are electroplated, i.e. they are given a metallic surface. However, the industry is facing new challenges that require the galvanizing processes to be adapted. Laser technology allows high flexibility in design and also makes it possible to realize symbols, writings and structures very sharp and clean.