So, as the title states, I was wondering how practical it would be to use electroplating to make more interesting 3d printed cases. I think it would be cool to have the metal feeling without fully committing to CNC machines and all-metal cases. To badly and quickly explain, electroplating involves coating the print in nickel paint, then using chemicals applied through an electrified brush to replace the nickel with another transition metal (like copper) through what I'm at least 65% sure is a single displacement chemical reaction. First, if anyone has used electroplating personally, would you recommend it? Secondly, since it essentially coats the outside of the case in metal, what precautions (besides kapton tape on the inside of the case) would one need to take? What drawbacks does this method introduce? Is there a better way to have metal-backed cases? Mandatory "first official post" goes here, and full disclosure that I've never done 3d printing or electroplating (but I'm working on it). Thanks in advance for responses and I hope to get into the portablizing hobby! Edit: Spelling errors fixed and to clarify: the resulting layer of metal is very thin, so it won't feel the same as something made of the metal, it will just look similar.