I work with a company that is molding parts out of platable grade ABS for the automotive industry. These parts are then shipped to a plater to obviously be plated. As a company we do not have a lot of experiance in this realm. The platers policy is if we plate your plastic and the plating does not adhere you pay full price for the plated reject. We are taking all the neccesary steps that we know of to mold good platable parts. Dry material, no splay, no scratches, gloves for operators. After asking the plater if there is a sure way to determine if parts we are molding are platable there reply is that there is no way to tell if parts will plate until after plated. This method obviously doesn't work for our company. Can anyone shed any light on possible tests we can conduct to determine if parts will plate to be conducted at our facility? Can anyone point me in the direction of aquiring more info on molding plastic parts for plating? Thanks.
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