Introduction: Solder Electronic Components on Aluminum

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Solder electronic components & wires to aluminum surfaces. No need for screws/bolts. Useful for example for aluminum electrostatic shields and heat sinks. Also suitable for plating aluminum objects for artistic purposes. Process is electroless (non-galvanic copper plating) and uses very common easy to find chemicals.

Step 1: Overview

Step 2: Watch Video

Step 3: Materials / Chemicals

Step 4: Tools

Step 5: Plating Solution

You can store the solution for a long time in a non-metallic container.

Step 6: Process

Step 7: Solder !

Step 8: For Larger Surfaces

Step 9: Finished !

Step 10: Watch Video