We printed some stuff using B9 Black resin. We want to get the surface of the stuff plated with a metal like copper. Searching on the internet, we found Transene Company provides an electroless plating method. http://transene.com/cu/ The method works on a bare PCB (printed circuit board), however, it doesn’t seem to work well on prints using B9 black resin. I attached the photo of the PCB and the print after eletroless plating.
PCB Plating result
Print part plating result
We have two questions.
The first question is what does the print consist of? The safety data sheet of black resin shows the resin is composed of Acrylated oligomers and Acrylate monomers. But what about the print after curing? The plating solutions for different substrate may be different.
The second question is what is the recommended way for electroless plating on the printed part? I’m pretty sure many people are curious about whether the print can be plated with metal. Also if the black resin print can’t work well on plating, do we have other resins as a choice?
We really appreciate any advice can give us.