AMAS Electroplating Certification Course

Guadalajara Expo Center
Av Mariano Otero 1499, Verde Valle, Guadalajara, 44550, Jal.

The main objective of this course is to provide a broad range of in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge about all aspects of the electroplating process in order to build a foundation for critical thinking for engineers involved in daily electroplating activities. The course was developed specifically to increase the technical knowledge and methodologies of application and problem solving for experienced electroplating professionals.

Topics covered in this intensive advanced course include; basic chemical and electrical principles as they relate to the electroplating process including a review of Faraday’s Law, a detailed look at common pretreatment methods with their associated advantages and disadvantages, a review of common equipment selections, laboratory testing methods, including a review of the importance of hull cells, and salt spray testing. The course will also provide a review of current best practices related to the importance of rinsing, process filtration requirements, power supply selection, reducing contamination of the plating baths, and pollution prevention tactics that can be used in process control. Also, special attention is placed on quality control procedures and the troubleshooting common issues of
the electroplating process.

In addition to the classic training described above, your instructor will share more advanced and newly developing techniques that can be applied to your processes, such as the use of pulse plating, numerical simulation and techniques that can be applied to help improve plating efficiencies through distribution control.

Course Objectives

  • Pretreatment methods and the correct applications of each.
  • Study of the theoretical basis and key parameters of common plating baths.
  • Faraday’s law relating to deposition efficiencies
  • Numerical Simulation applied to electrodeposition.
  • Study of Nernst’s law and mixed potential theory regarding corrosion potential.
  • Mechanisms of galvanic corrosion.
  • Hull Cell testing, and other important testing methods.
  • Application of Six Sigma methodology (DMAIC) in plating processes.
  • Troubleshooting common plating problems.

Instructor: Jean Dematos

Jean Dematos has 37 years of professional experience in the field of Surface Finishes in the area of Mechanics, Automotive, Electronics and Aeronautics. Engineer graduated from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) -Paris Franceand the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrochimie et d’Electrométallurgie de Grenoble (ENSEEG) -Grenoble France- 1993 Specialty Electrochemistry and Surface Treatments.

Jean DEMATOS continues to update his scientific knowledge by participating in worldwide conferences and taking training in the most prestigious Research Laboratories in the world

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