UFO conversion options

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Thu Sep 26 14:30:50 EDT 2002

Peter, I'm disapointed!

I would have thought that you might have extrapolated a little more learning
from the day, in the practicalities of designing a shaped electrode to
uniformly deposit a protective plating inside of each rotor cooling passage.


> From: Peter Schulz <peschulz at cisco.com>
> Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 16:16:22 -0400
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Subject: Re: UFO conversion options
> Bernie:
> All you have really said here is that a flat surface anode is not the optimum
> for cad plating a vented rotor....
> that's what I learned today
> ;^)
> -Peter
> At 01:06 PM 9/26/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>> Peter,
>> The electrolite in the electroplating process is a solution having a finite
>> electrical resistance.  Therefore the metalic ions will tend to travel a
>> path of lowest resistance, the shortest distance to the cathode, and are
>> dispersed only by the mutual repulsion of like charges.  That's why, when an
>> extreemly uniform deposit is required, a shaped anode is used.  The bottom
>> of a semispherical indentation in a flat surface will recieve about 10% of
>> the flat surface deposit eminating from a parallel flat surface anode.
>> There are some limited nonelectrolitic plating processes that may be better
>> suited to the deep holes of the rotor cooling passages.  Research it.
>> If not careful, one can learn something new every day!
>> Bernie
>>> From: Peter Schulz <peschulz at cisco.com>
>>> Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 14:58:57 -0400
>>> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
>>> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
>>> Subject: Re: UFO conversion options
>>> BernieL
>>> Not following you here...
>>> When is a hole _not_ an external surface?
>>> If I take a UFO rotor, apply a current and immerse it into a plating bath,
>>> all
>>> surfaces (to the extent that the plating material can access) will be
>>> plated,
>>> be it the braking surface, the rotor cage, or the cooling vanes in the rotor
>>> itself.
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