Only individual areas of a component are plated by the technique of selective plating. This method is used for technical, functional or cost-saving reasons.
All common metal materials can be plated selectively by means of only partial immersion in an electroplating electrolyte.
Because of the high raw material prices for precious metals, selective electroplating can offer the customer a cost saving compared
to conventional plating. It allows a reduction of the plating to the essential area according to customer specifications.
Especially in the case of e-mobility parts, which stand out from the usual electrical engineering parts due to their large dimensions
and massive cross-sections, the use of an intelligent, selective immersion technology with a high amount of automation can create
great advantages. The parts can be completely stamped, bent and then plated in a functionally just and cost-optimised way. Any produced
punching scrap is very easy to recycle as it is left unplated.
This is where the standards of rack or reel-to-reel electroplating would reach their limits.