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Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless nickel plating is an auto-catalytic (self-sustaining) chemical process used to deposit a coating of nickel on a solid surface for increased wear and corrosion protection without the use of electrical current. The process relies on the presence of a reducing agent which reacts with the metal ions to deposit metal. Electroless nickel plating has a variety of applications in aerospace, medical, military & defense and the transportation industry.

  • Wide range of plating thicknesses from 0.00001 to 0.0020 inches
  • Precision thickness
  • Uniform plating – no dogboning as is typical in electroplating
  • Low, mid and high phosphorus content for different corrosion resistance, hardness and appearance characteristics
  • Baking after plating can yield hardness as high as RC70
  • MIL-C-26074
  • ASTM B733
  • AMS 2404
  • Pretreatment blasting
  • Hydrogen embrittlement relief baking
  • Nondestructive testing and salt spray testing
  • Selective masking available
  • Normal turn time is three to five working days (without masking)
  • Masking may increase turn time
  • Expediting available when possible for an additional fee