Electroless Nickel Plating is the deposition of a nickel-phophorous alloy onto a metal substrate without the use of an electrical current. The electroless nickel plating process utilizes an autocatalytic chemical reaction to deposit a reliable, repeatable coating of uniform thickness. This uniformity of deposit can, in some cases, eliminate the need for post-plate grinding. Electroless nickel demonstrates excellent corrosion protection, with similar lubricity properties to plated chromium. Electroless nickel effectively coats parts with sharp edges, deep recesses, seams, threads, and complex geometries.
Electroless nickel can also be rendered non-magnetic, making it the optimal choice for electromagnetic shielding. Electroless nickel can be applied over a variety of substrates including stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass and many proprietary alloys.
BENEFITS OF ELECTROLESS PLATING
- Provides barrier corrosion protection to steel, and can be applied with zero or little compressive stress making it gentle in application.
- A more accurate, efficient and cost-effective coating process.
- A wider variety of industrial parts to be finished with a uniform surface. Some examples include: oil field valves, pumps, drive shafts, electrical/mechanical tools and engineering equipment.