is the process of using electrical current to reduce cations of a desired material from a solution and
coat a conductive object with a thin layer of the material, such as a metal.
Electroplating is primarily used for depositing a layer of material to bestow
a desired property (e.g., abrasion and wear resistance, corrosion protection,
lubricity, aesthetic qualities, etc.) To a surface that otherwise lacks that
property. Another application
uses electroplating to build up thickness on undersized parts.