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Electroless Nickel Plating
Electroless Nickel Plating is an autocatalytic chemical reduction coating. This means that instead of using an outside source of electricity like in electroplating, the electroless nickel plating process uses a chemical bath to deposit a layer of phosphorus and nickel onto the metallic surface and even non-conductive surfaces. This process greatly improves the objects resistance to galling and leaves the finished product with a smooth even coating, regardless of its geometry.
Why Choose Electroless Nickel Plating?
With no electricity required, electroless nickel plating can be completed in a more controlled environment with less equipment than traditional electroplating and the process requires fewer coats to produce a strong, high-quality coating. This reduction of equipment and time consumption results in an efficient, cost-effective process.
The electroless plating process provides a large flexibility of thickness and volume of the plating on metal surfaces, and can easily fill recesses or pits in the metal surface resulting in a uniform surface finish. This also allows for a wider variety of industrial parts to be plated such as: oil field valves, pumps, drive shafts, electrical/mechanical tools & engineering equipment to name a few.
Types of Electroless Nickel Plating
Electro-Coatings provides five types of nickel plating and they are mainly dependent on the amount of phosphorus present in the chemical bath. The different types of plating provide unique advantages in wear/corrosion resistance, friction resistance, and the uniformity of the coating.