Selective brush plating, as its name suggests, is a technology that enables Mechem to selectively plate metal onto any localised metallic surface with excellent adhesion through the use of a 'brush'. This enables us repair smooth surfaces very accurately.
While selective brush plating can be applied to almost any metallic surfaces, the effectiveness and cost savings potential of such a repair technique is best illustrated in the following case scenario.
Repair on damaged cylinders in a printing machine
Rollers on an eight colour printing machine were damaged when an 8mm Allan key went through 6 cylinders. Both plates and cylinders were damaged. The cylinders were impossible to print on. Book orders were full and repair was needed immediately.
Considerable amount of savings can be achieved by using the brush plating method. Test printing was carried out, and a small amount of time was spent re-sizing some low spots. Brush electroplating was the best method for this repair. The work was carried out in situ.
Other suitable scenarios: