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Glossary of watchmaking

Electroplater

Electroplaste | メッキ職人 | 电镀师

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An electroplater specialises in the surface treatment of metals, synthetic and other materials by immersing parts in a chemical or electrolytic bath (electrolyte). This deposits a very thin layer of metal (chrome, silver, gold or other) to the base metal in order to make it more resistant to corrosion, a better conductor, or as a decorative finish.


Source: CIFOM-ET Le Locle; Ordinance of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, October 16th 2009