Electroless Nickel plating
Nickel is a silver white, hard metal with satin to bright luster. It can be plated uniformly in recesses, blind holes and cavities, does not build up on edges, and has very high wear endurance. Higher phosphorus variations provide superior corrosion resistance. Nickel is often applied as a base layer for its leveling, smoothing and barrier characteristics which provide resistance to attack of some base metals by electrolytic metals such as cyanide copper or silver. Nickel is a hard metal with generally poor ductility that is not recommended for applications where part flexure is required.
Professional Plating provides SuperBright™ decorative electroless nickel plating finishes using a proprietary plating process as well as a comprehensive range of engineered nickel plating systems for your high performance requirements.
Note: As electroless nickel plating finishes become brighter, they become harder and less ductile. Bright electroless nickel plating finishes are not recommended if parts are intended for flexure applications or will be bent or crimped in manufacturing operations subsequent to electroless nickel plating.
Electroless Nickel plating - corrosion inhibitor
As a corrosion inhibitor, nickel is used to protect iron, copper, or zinc alloys against corrosive attack in rural, industrial or marine atmospheres depending upon the thickness of the nickel deposit.
Nickel, with its leveling and pore-filling characteristic, is also an excellent undercoat for the precious metals by reducing the total amount of the precious metal required to achieve performance specifications electroless nickel plating.
Electroless Nickel plating - engineering purposes
Electroless nickel plating intended for engineering purposes is used for wear resistance, abrasion resistance and such corrosion protection of parts as the specified thickness of the nickel plating provides. Heavy deposits of the electroless nickel plating may be used for build up of worn or undersized parts, or for salvage purposes, and to provide protection against corrosive chemical environments.