(1) Forming a metallic coating by atomized spraying with molten metal or by vacuum deposition. Also called spray metallizing. (2) Applying an electrically conductive metallic layer to the surface of a nonconductor.
The application of a metallic layer to the surface of non-metallic materials.
(1) The application of an electrically conductive metallic layer to the surface of nonconductors. (2) The application of metallic coatings by nonelectrolytic procedures such us spraying of molten metal and deposition from the vapor phase.
Metallizing is the general name for the technique of coating metal on the surface of non-metallic objects. Because a non-metallic object tends to be a poor electrical conductor, the object's surface must be made conductive before plating can be performed.