We can electroplate nickel on steel base with any density as we wish.

For small diamond grits by pumping the solution we can electroplate the diamonds on the tool. But after some testings we find out to electroplate larger diamond grits (500 micron) we need to hold the grits on our base to electroplate because pumping the solution needs more speed, otherwise the diamonds fall to the bottom of the container. On the other hand increasing the speed of the pumping would not let grits to stick to the base by electroplating.

So is it possible to electroplate large grits on the tool without holding them? If we are on a right path how can we hold and stick grits before electroplating? (The space between the diamonds should be clear and almost equal to electroplate the tool correctly)

Thanks in advance

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    $\begingroup$ Would making the plating solution more viscous, e.g. with alginate or gelatin, help keep the diamond slurry suspended? $\endgroup$ – DrMoishe Pippik Sep 8 at 5:10
  • $\begingroup$ Actually by making the solution more viscous, the plating doesn't work well and we can't coat the anode with a thick layer of nickel. $\endgroup$ – ShayanKM Sep 10 at 8:16

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