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Electro plating differs from the electroless process in that a current is applied to make the part to be coated negative so that the positive metal ions are attracted to work piece.

Coatings are generally not as uniform as with electroless plating as a build of plating is usually experienced at the high current density area.

The components are usually wired on to a frame or clipped on to a fixture known as a jig, to obtain an electrical connection.

The design of the fixture is extremely important in the process, as it will aid in the coverage, draining and overall quality of the component.

Masking of components, is also a consideration if plating or coating is not required in specific areas, this can be achieved by several means depending on the process chemistry. These include the use of tapes, masking waxes, lacquers, and physical masks.