Electroplating involves the deposition of thin layers of metal on metal components and metal stock. There are several uses for electrodeposited coatings including cosmetic, corrosion resistance, and wear resistance. Knowledge about electroplating and electroplated coatings is important for product design, preventing and solving quality problems, and evaluating supplier capabilities and quality.

What Will You Learn

If you’re ever involved with metal plating selection, supplier evaluation, and solving quality problems with electroplated metals, then this course is for you. You’ll learn concepts that will enable you to:
  • Decrease product design time
  • Reduce quality problems
  • Quickly solve design, manufacturing, and supplier problems
  • Select capable suppliers

Course Information

3.00 Hours
90 Days

Is This Course For You

This course is targeted to people involved with product design, manufacturing, and supplier evaluation. This includes design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and quality engineers.

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Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the three hour presentation
  • Online learning assessment (submit to SAE)
  • A job aid for practical application of the topics covered
  • Follow-up to your content questions
  • Certificate of Completion (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)

Course Requirements

  • Windows or macOS
  • Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (Other OSs and browsers including mobile devices are not supported by may work)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum


This course teaches practical information about electrodeposition of metal coatings onto metal stock and components, and covers the following topics:
  • Process steps for electroplating and supporting processes
  • Different process formats
  • Coating properties, features, and defects, and how they are evaluated
  • Effects of electroplating process steps on coating properties, features, and defects
  • Important coating properties, features, and defects for six different coating uses
  • Selecting and specifying electrodeposited coatings 
  • Evaluating electroplating companies