Accession Number : ADD012223

Title :   Laser Induced Selective Electroless Plating.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Halliwell,Michael J

Report Date : 17 Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : It is an object of the present invention to provide a novel method for selective maskless electroless plating. In accordance with the present invention there is provide a method for selectively plating a metal onto a workpiece whch comprises, in combination, the steps of applying a sensitizing solution to the workpiece, directing a laser beam onto the workpiece in the area which is not to be plated, and thereafter contacting the workpiece with an electroless plating solution to achieve plating thereon.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ELECTROLESS PLATING, *LASER APPLICATIONS, LASER BEAMS, PLATING, SENSITIZING, ELECTROPLATING SOLUTIONS, MASKING

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE