Plating of various metals onto titanium is a challenging process, however it can
enhance some properties of the substrate, allowing its use in an even wider variety of
Depending on the top coating used, plating process may lead to increase of the corrosion
and the resistance to surface fatigue. Additionally, properties may be provided such as
anti-galling, fretting, self-lubrication, solderability, heat reflection and adjustment of
Although potential application of coatings in titanium made objects is beneficial, at the same time is a very challenging process due to the fact that titanium is a very active metal.
The Pla3DTi will works towards surpassing these barriers by developing a plating process for applying nickel coatings in 3D printed Ti alloy based objects. The general objectives of the project are:
To develop a suitable pretreatment process for the application of coatings in the surface of 3D printed objects.
To investigate the structure and morphology of the 3D printed objects and how this affects the adhesion of the coatings.
To apply various Ni-based coatings on the 3D printed objects.
BB1/ MWAM (AIMEN) BB3/ Testing, (PoliMi), Innovation Management (AXIA).