Transactions of the institute of metal finishing vol:69 issue:4 pages:133-139
With the development of composite plating during the past two decades, new opportunities for electroplating in the field of advanced materials have been created. Although the electroplating of some composite coatings like Ni-SiC, Ni-PTFE, and Co-Cr2O3 are nowadays common industrial practice, the modelling of the codeposition process is still far from being well-developed. The present paper intends to give a survey on the understanding of the mechanism of electrolytic codeposition and on the mathematical models developed over the years to describe the incorporation of solid particles in electrodeposited metals. Finally some trends and expected future developments of composite plating are presented.